Jo Robertson

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Portraits of Virginia Woolf: here, the true face of the modern writer

Woolf was acutely self-conscious and disliked sitting for pictures never mind 'seeing herself'. But a few rare portraits, often by her family or friends, capture her inner spirit<p>Every day, hundreds of people walk over a portrait of Virginia Woolf, most of them unaware of it. She is depicted, very …

Saudi Shura rejects women driving ban move | Saudi Arabia News

Saudi Arabia’s appointed advisory body has rejected a push by one of its female members for discussion of the kingdom’s unique ban on women driving.<p>The Shura Consultative Council, which counts 30 women among its 150 members, rejected a move to raise the issue during a discussion on Thursday of …

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Expat pilgrims turned away at border post

Saudi projects put Kingdom on international tourist map<p>JEDDAH: The large developments at the Red Sea, Al-Gidya and NEOM will help to put Saudi Arabia …

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Floor Plans of Homes from Classic Literature

“Homes of Classic Literature” is an interesting infographic that shows the floor plans of homes from iconic books like <i>The Hobbit</i> by J.R.R. Tolkien,</i> …

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The Geography of Great Literature, in Hand-Lettered Typography

<i>HAPPY UPDATE: All the artwork is now available as gorgeous prints on Society6, with 100% of the proceeds benefiting A Room of Her Own, a foundation supporting women writers and artists.</i><p>In a recent collaboration with Debbie Millman for <i>Print</i> magazine’s Regional Design Annual, I selected a beloved …

Novelist Kureshi is wrong: creative writing helps us respond to literature

Creative writing, under fire from professor Hanif Kureshi as a playground for future bestseller writers, is in fact a demanding academic discipline that is transforming the study of English<p>Last week the celebrated controversialist and novelist Hanif Kureshi said that creative writing courses are a …

A Love Letter To Literature: Reading Gabo In 'The Paris Review'

Everyone has a favorite Gabriel Garcia Marquez book, and mine is <i>Love in the Time of Cholera</i>. It's the story of a romance that lasts decades, unwinding through the pages of the book. It's verbose, vibrant and full of love.<p>But that <i>libro</i> isn't my favorite section of the Garcia Marquez canon. My …

C.S. Lewis on the Three Ways of Writing for Children and the Key to Authenticity in All Writing

<i>“I don’t write for children,”</i> the late and great Maurice Sendak said in his final interview. <i>“I write — and somebody says, ‘That’s for children!’”</i> J.R.R. Tolkien had memorably articulated the same sentiment seven decades earlier, in asserting that there is no such thing as writing “for children,” …

The Psychological Benefits of Writing: Why Richard Branson and Warren Buffett Write Regularly

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When you attempt to envision a “writer,” I’d posit most of you see a quirky recluse, hunched over a desk in some cabin, crumpled paper strewn about as they obsessively work on the next great American novel.<p>To me, writing is so much more …

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7 Letters to Write Before You Turn 70 | The Art of Manliness

At AoM we’re great champions of the lost art of letter writing. Emails, texting, and the wide variety of other digital mediums available to us in the …