Literary Prizes

Free love, flower power and fallouts: how kids cope with communes

Some parent-child narratives reveal trauma and neglect, others raw, unmediated love<p>It’s not easy being a child of the revolution. While hippies sought to explore alternative ways of living through a spiritual quest for enlightenment and mind-altering drugs, their children weren’t always thrilled to …


Nobel laureate Mario Vargas Llosa leaves hospital after fall

MADRID (AP) — Nobel Literature laureate Mario Vargas Llosa has been discharged from a Madrid hospital, 24 hours after sustaining light injuries in a fall at home.<p>The 82-year-old Peruvian writer left the Spanish capital's Hospital Ruber Juan Bravo on Friday.<p>Vargas Llosa spent the night under …


Eleanor Catton: ‘The Bostonians sends me to sleep every time I pick it up’

Books don’t often make me cry, though I regularly bawl during movies and especially at the theatre<p><b>The book I am currently reading</b><i><br>Transit</i> by Rachel Cusk (I’m late to the party).<p><b>The book that changed my life</b><i><br>Anna Karenina</i> totally exploded my sense of what the novel could be and do, not so much …


‘Shepard’s Hut’ is painful to read, but compelling

<b>By Ron Charles | Washington Post</b><p>Tim Winton’s new novel hovers between a profane confession and a plea for help. A distinctly Down Under story by this …


Looking for a Great Summer Read? We Got You

There’s nothing better than devouring an entire book in one dock-side session. Get ready for new books by heavy-hitters Miriam Toews, Lauren Groff …


Friday Lit Links — Week of June 22

Friday Lit Links<p>June 22, 2018<p><i>by</i><p>WLT<p>Kenny Fries muses on the invisibility of people with disabilities in conversations about diversity in …


The Golden Man Booker Prize - Episode 2

Man Booker Prize

Dreamwalkers, Techies, & the Dakota

Barbash, Tom. <b>The Dakota Winters</b>. Ecco. Dec. 2018. 336p. ISBN 9780062258199. $26.99; ebk. ISBN 9780062258236. LITERARY/HISTORICAL<br>To recover from the …


Ep. 72 6/20/18 feat. Shivanee Ramlochan, cohosted w/ Jocelyn Kapumealani Ng + cameo by DJ Mermaid

This week’s show features the poetry of Shivanee Ramlochan and the music she’s chosen to go with her work!<p>BIO: Shivanee Ramlochan is a queer …


Penelope Lively: ‘Every writer I know is a hungry reader’ | Financial Times

“I’ve been lucky enough to keep my marbles,” says Penelope Lively. At 85, the British author seems far younger than her years: her marbles have …


Michael W. Twitty Is Claiming His Rightful Place in the Culinary World - them.

“If I was a cisgender, heterosexual-looking, gay-appealing naked white man with a chiseled body who was cooking, I’d be the darling of gay media,” …


‘It is like being on psychedelic drugs’: Benjamin Myers on the strange world of literary prizes

The duke invites my parents to park their caravan on one of his 280,000 acres, but my mother is a little embarrassed<p>A strange thing happened this week: my dreams came true.<p>When I received a message several weeks ago to say that I had been shortlisted for the Walter Scott prize, the world’s richest …


William Trevor’s final collection of stories

<b>Last Stories.</b> By William Trevor. <i>Viking; 224 pages; $26 and £14.99.</i><p><b>Get our daily newsletter</b><p>Upgrade your inbox and get our Daily Dispatch and Editor's …


Worth the Wait: A Profile of Arundhati Roy

Arundhati Roy must be tired of hearing the same question: What took you so long? But then, it has been two decades since her debut novel, <i>The God of</i> …


Sliding Off the Couch with George Saunders: The NYPL Podcast Ep. 219

The New York Public Library Podcast features your favorite writers, artists, and thinkers in smart talks and provocative conversations. Listen to …

New York Public Library

Costa winner Filer moves to Faber for second book

Faber has acquired a "powerful" work of non-fiction by Costa Book of the Year winner Nathan Filer.<p><i>The Heartland: finding and losing schizophrenia</i> is …


Why Write A Non-Fiction Book?

“Writing isn’t about making money, getting famous, getting dates, getting laid, or making friends. In the end, it’s about enriching the lives of …


The National Post’s best book of the year

<i>Looking back on the books published in 2016, we’ve compiled a list of 99 of the best, most-talked about – or quite simply our favourite – reads. Why</i> …


New Perspectives Present The World Premiere Of THE FISHERMEN At HOME In Manchester

HOME in Manchester presents the world premiere production of The Fishermen, by Nottingham-based theatre company New Perspectives between Thursday 19 …

Man Booker Prize

Patrick Melrose to screen at Series Mania

UK-US drama <b>Patrick Melrose</b> will have its Australian premiere at Series Mania in Melbourne next month, with writer David Nicholls as a special …

TV (Australia)

Review: 'Mirror, Shoulder, Signal,' by Dorthe Nors

FICTION: A 40-something woman in Copenhagen grapples with her identity as she tries to learn how to drive.


Ali by Jonathan Eig crowned overall Sports Book of the Year 2018

June 19, 2018<p>After being announced as the winner of The Times Biography of the Year, <i>Ali</i> by Jonathan Eig has been crowned as the overall Sports Book …


Inaugural Excellence in Graphic Literature Awards Announced

New awards celebrate graphic novels, and the first winners were revealed at Denver Comic Con.


Ahmed Saadawi Wants to Tell a New Story About the War in Iraq

The “flash” came to Ahmed Saadawi at a morgue in Baghdad. It was 2006, and he was working as a reporter for the BBC’s Arabic service, covering a war …


Aspen Words Summer Benefit Dinner: Featuring Mohsin Hamid in conversation with Dan Porterfield

SUMMER BENEFIT<br>Tuesday, June 19, 2018<br>The Hotel Jerome Ballroom<br>6 p.m. Reception | 7 p.m. Dinner<p>Featuring the inaugural Aspen Words Literary Prize …


Fiction Book Review: The Reservoir Tapes by Jon McGregor. Catapult (PGW, dist.), $23 (176p) ISBN 978-1-936787-91-3

The Reservoir Tapes<p>Jon McGregor. Catapult (PGW, dist.), $23 (176p) ISBN 978-1-936787-91-3<p>More By and About This Author<p>On the heels of his Man Booker …


Celebrate the 3rd Annual Chicago Poetry Block Party

<b>CHICAGO</b> – On Saturday, July 28, the Poetry Foundation, Crescendo Literary, and the Austin Town Hall host the 3rd annual Chicago Poetry Block Party. …


Mirror, Shoulder, Signal and the Struggle of Changing Gears

Dorthe Nors’s newest novel, about a 40-something woman in Copenhagen learning to drive for the first time, is more profound than its premise suggests.<p>The Danish writer Dorthe Nors likes to subject her characters to “the battle that you experience on the brink of something new,” she explained in a …

Man Booker Prize

Sydney Smith wins prestigious Kate Greenaway Medal

(Photograph by Steve Farmer)<p>Nova Scotia’s Sydney Smith has won this year’s Kate Greenaway Medal for his illustrations in <i>Town is by the Sea</i>, written …

Lifestyle (Canada)

Kim Scott nominated for third Miles Franklin award

The Wirlomin Noongar man and 2012 West Australian of the Year said it was an honour just to make the shortlist