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3 hrs ago | New Statesman
"It was my father and my sister who constantly beseeched my mother and me to read more, to find succour for life in books, to soothe our aches and pains with words and more words," remarks Yolandi Von Riesen, the narrator of Miriam Toews's new novel, in which the ability of literature to act as an antidote to despair is tested to the limit.
6 hrs ago | The Washington Post
During a panel moderated by The Washington Post's film critic Anne Hornaday - Great Books to Great Movies on Saturday, Aug. 30 at 8 p.m. during the National Book Festival - authors E.L. Doctorow, Alice McDermott, Paul Auster and Lisa See, whose books were made into movies, will discuss and present in a multimedia exhibit clips from films based on ... (more)
10 hrs ago | WGBH
At this summer's Calabash International Literary Festival in Jamaica, thousands turned up for readings by big-name authors: Salman Rushdie, Jamaica Kincaid, Zadie Smith and Albert Johnson.
They met in 2009 at the Paradise Landing Indoor Waterpark, now closed, which used to be part of the Hilton in downtown Milwaukee.
A bestselling author who sells books by the million, Jennifer Weiner is on an almighty mission to get 'chick lit' the serious attention she believes it is due.
Bloomsbury PublishingPeriodically, there will be a flurry of activity intended to raise the profile of the humble short story, too often neglected as a literary form.
The singer and songwriter plays at 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 30, at Jackson Wellsprings, 2253 Highway 99 N. Admission costs $10.
The Bangkok theatre scene has managed to stay relevant with regards to political matters, despite now being arguably less popular than film and literature Gandhi Wasuvitchayagit, who is also the music director, plays Kularb Saipradit while Montakan Rangsipramanakul, the editor-in-chief of Madame Figaro and host of TV show Diva Cafe, stars as ... (more)
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It is always nice to drink at a museum - or an aquarium, or a house of religion, or really any large space intended for a specific purpose and where you are usually instructed not to carry a beer around willy nilly.
"...human understanding is like a false mirror, which, receiving rays irregularly, distorts and discolors the nature of things by mingling its own nature with it."
Four months into my lottery-funded Arts Council funding, I've written 40,000 words of the novel but am in desperate need of some light creative relief.
'The Warrior's Stone' is the first volume in a series that sat on the drawing board for over two years.
In middle school, my English teacher assigned us a project that visually represented a scene from Mark Twain's 1876 novel The Adventures of Tom Sawyer .
To celebrate the fifth series of the popular BBC One series The Great British Bake Off, leading independent online literature retailer the Book People is offering a range of top baking books at low prices.
It will open on National Poetry Day - Thursday, October 2 - when poet and novelist Jackie Kay will kick off the festival.
Updated: Sat Aug 30, 2014 11:12 am
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