None of the five bestselling books on the longlist made it on to the shortlist It’s hard not to feel that the cull from Man Booker longlist to shortlist was a calculated effort by the judges to strip latest
Subscribe: iTunes | Google Play Music | How to Listen Juliet Armstrong, the protagonist of Kate Atkinson’s new novel, “Transcription,” is 18 in 1940. “She’s smart but she’s naïve,” Ms. Atkinson says on
As you arrive by ship, Venice greets you with same view the maritime explorers had during the Golden Age of Discovery. Craig Whitley, Curious Traveler Venice's Renaissance skyline, with the domes of St.
I love Venice at night, and recently, I was reminded why. The evening started at one of my favorite Venice restaurants. The chef served up a seafood bounty from the lagoon, accompanied by deliciously local
There's a vitally important word in the epic tale of Beowulf and, according to Maria Dahvana Headley, it's been translated incorrectly for a very long time. The word is aglæca/æglæca — no one's entirely
When someone asks me about visiting Ireland, I tell them not to miss the southwest coast. This is the place to experience the wonders of the Gaelic language and old Irish civilization, as well as the contemporary
KNOWLTON, Quebec — Louise Penny, the unfailingly cheery detective writer, is a ruthless killer. In her murder plots, bad things happen in placid Canadian territory. She has bashed a prior in the head an
F. Scott Fitzgerald “So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.” (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition) Joseph Conrad “The offing was barred by a black bank of clouds, the