Alicia Arriero Higueras

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What If Literary Characters Had Access to Modern Technology?

There are many famous books in the world—each with a unique story. These stories hinge on particular characters and plot points, often heightened by …

Literature

When Teaching is a Calling

A bagel place sits at the bottom of a hill, on the other side of a roundabout, from the boys’ school where I serve. When my now-fiancée and I moved …

Sell More Books in More Formats in More Territories: Orna Ross, Mark Dawson, Joanna Penn, Toby Mundy | Self-Publishing Advice Center

<i>This post is part of London Book Fair Indie Author Fringe, an online author conference that showcases the best self-publishing advice and education</i> …

Writing

Poetry Turns Outsiderness into an Art Form: Why I Wrote Soraya, Sonnets

My book of 100 experimental sonnets, <i>Soraya</i>, which will be released on June 7, 2016 by Black Widow Press (publishers of contemporary poets like Clayton Eshleman, Jerome Rothenberg, and Robert Kelly, and of the classic surrealist texts), was a breakthrough in my poetic journey. In my mind, there is a …

Which is Shakespeare's greatest play? Cast your vote

<b>Need to brush up your Shakespeare? Look no further than Dominic Cavendish's ultimate potted guide to all the plays</b><p>All’s Well That Ends Well<p>A not-so-everyday tale: Girl (Helen) falls in love with Boy (Bertram), secures his hand in marriage courtesy of the King of France; Boy runs away to Florence …

Jane Eyre by Sarah Waters, Margaret Drabble, Jeanette Winterson and others

‘The shock and thrill of discovering this book, aged 13, continues to run in my veins’ … On the bicentenary of Charlotte Brontë’s birth, writers and artists reflect on her greatest creation<p><b>Sarah Waters</b><p>I first read <i>Jane Eyre</i> as a teenager, but have returned to it many times since; it is one of those …

Literature

6 Pulitzer Prize Winners Who Changed the Way We Think

Since its publication in 1987, there have been numerous efforts — some successful, some not — to ban Toni Morrison’s novel <i>Beloved</i> from libraries and high school English classes.<p>A recent effort in Virginia is, in one sense, just another in a long line of paternalistic attempts to protect the …

Ten ways in which Shakespeare changed the world

This week marks 400 years since the death of our national poet. And yet his characters, the worlds he created, the thoughts he expressed – some raw, fashioned in fire, some exquisite and turned in silk – are for all people and all time<p>Back in 2012, the British Library displayed a rare book that …

Literature

Mary Shelley among the Radicals

How the author of <i>Frankenstein</i> survived the milieu of her father and her husband.<p>It was just 200 years ago, in the summer of 1816, that the …

Literature