Literature

5 Novels Featuring Obsessed Bookworms on the Hunt - Unbound Worlds

A Novel<p>How far would you go for a book that would blow your mind — for good? In Tim Wirkus’ <i>The Infinite Future</i>, three troubled people obsessed with …

Culture

Margaret Atwood faces feminist backlash on social media over #MeToo

The Canadian author’s defence of due process for those accused of sexual misconduct sparked online ire<p>Canadian author Margaret Atwood is facing a social media backlash after voicing concerns about the #MeToo movement and calling for due process in the case of a former university professor accused …

Canadian News

See the First FAHRENHEIT 451 Trailer

It may seem like HBO’s Fahrenheit 451 adaptation is particularly relevant these days, driven by the current political climate, but it’s a film that …

Ray Bradbury

No Longer Writing, Philip Roth Still Has Plenty to Say

With the death of Richard Wilbur in October, Philip Roth became the longest-serving member in the literature department of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, that august Hall of Fame on Audubon Terrace in northern Manhattan, which is to the arts what Cooperstown is to baseball. He’s been a …

Books

See A Famous Monster Come Alive In 'Frankenstein: The 1818 Text'

<i>And now, once again, I bid my hideous progeny go forth and prosper.</i><p><i>Frankenstein</i> is embedded in the public imagination. It carries challenging and often uncomfortable motifs — doubling, parenthood, feminism, loneliness, the righteous anger of the outcast, the equally transformative powers of love …

Culture

17 Great Authors Who Wrote While Standing

“<i>At the first symptoms of indigestion, book-keepers, entry-clerks, authors, and editors should get a telescope-desk. Literary occupations need not</i> …

Authors

Author denies plagiarism in story modelled on Mavis Gallant tale

Sadia Shepard has been accused of making excessive use of the late author’s work in Foreign-Returned, but insists her reworking honours Gallant’s legacy<p>The author Sadia Shepard has defended herself in against a claim from author and professor Francine Prose that her short story Foreign-Returned …

Canadian Literature

Margaret Atwood criticized the #MeToo movement, and fans aren't here for it

The #MeToo movement has shined a much-needed spotlight on the issues of sexual harassment and assault in our society. But as the #MeToo movement …

Feminism

Valentine's Day poems for him and her - top 10 romantic wishes to write in your loved one's card

You've snared the perfect Valentine's gift, you've booked a table at that intimate restaurant and have got your hands on the perfect card that …

Poetry

Stephen King's PEN award is no occasion for horror

I love his work, but even those who question King’s literary value should applaud his receiving a PEN award for his dedication to free-speech<p>When Stephen King was announced as winner of the National Book Foundation medal for distinguished contribution to American letters in 2003, the literary …

Authors

‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ Season 2 Finally Has a Release Date — and a Chilling New Trailer

<i>The Handmaid’s Tale</i> is fresh off an incredible awards season, with both the show and its lead actress Elisabeth Moss nabbing Emmys and Golden Globes in major dramatic categories. Now, Hulu has finally revealed the release date for season 2, and with it comes a new trailer that will leave you both …

Award Shows

Margaret Atwood thinks #MeToo has gone too far.

On Saturday, feminist author, Margaret Atwood wrote an opinion piece for Canada's <i>Globe and Mail</i> in which she defended her friend, academic Steven …

Margaret Atwood

Gilead: is John Ames as good as he wants his readers to believe he is?

Marilynne Robinson’s novel manages to beguile the reader with its portrait of a quiet, resolutely workaday life – told through the eyes of a wise, if mysterious narrator<p>Gilead is a wonderful, precious book. I loved reading it and I’d urge it on anyone. But it isn’t an easy sell. From the outside, …

Books

WATCH | First look at 'The Handmaid's Tale' Season 2

'The Handmaid’s Tale', the series that scooped multiple accolades at the Emmys and Golden Globes, is returning for a second season later this year.

Golden Globes

First Trailer For HBO's Fahrenheit 451 Is Super Intense, Check It Out

Check out the first teaser trailer for HBO's TV movie adaptation of the sci-fi classic, <i>Fahrenheit 451</i>.

Michael B. Jordan

Love Letters to the Resistance

While some accepted the news of Trump’s victory almost immediately on Election Day, the result hit others in waves of grief. Over the days, weeks, …

Activism

Leni Zumas’ ‘Red Clocks’ is more than just the next ‘Handmaid’s Tale’

<b>Grade: 4.0/5.0</b>In today’s turbulent political climate, the freedom of women’s bodies is contested and debated daily. While donations to organizations …

Student Journalism

How #MeToo Influenced 'The Handmaid's Tale' Season 2 On & Off Camera

As a show built upon the power dynamics that often dictate male-female relationships, it seems inevitable that <i>The Handmaid's Tale</i>Season 2 would be …

Danny Masterson

Vuong scoops £25k T S Eliot Prize

Former refugee Ocean Vuong has won the £25,000 T S Eliot Prize for his “remarkable” debut poetry collection <i>Night Sky with Exit Wounds</i> (Jonathan …

What not to miss at the Jaipur Literature Fest

What not to miss at the Jaipur Literature Fest<p>Over 240 authors from all over the world will be in attendance, including Sir Tom Stoppard, the great …

Canadian Literature

‘Agatha Raisin’ Season 2 Ordered By Acorn TV

Acorn TV made the announcement today at the Television Critics Association that <i>Agatha Raisin</i> series 2 will go into production in April to bring new …

Entertainment

First look trailer rolls in for season 2 of The Handmaid's Tale

After a successful Golden Globes, In which The Handmaid’s Tale took home three awards, a first look trailer for season 2 has emerged from Hulu …

Golden Globes

Review: Elena Karina Byrne’s SQUANDER (Omnidawn, 2016)

Understanding is worship. Elena Karina Byrne’s third book of poetry <i>Squander</i> is no wastrel. A simple scan of the table of contents prepares the reader …

Books

Pink dolphins, zombies, and Ojibwe tales: How friends Andrea Carlson and Heid E. Erdrich inspire each other

The two artists frequently collaborate, but rarely in a traditional sense. More often, they find themselves working on the same things at the same …

Minneapolis-Saint Paul

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time is coming to Sydney

When tickets went on sale for the Australian premiere of <i>The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time,</i> it became the fastest-selling production …

Canadian Literature

Lost in (mis)translation? English take on Korean novel has critics up in arms

A row over Han Kang’s award-winning novella The Vegetarian highlights the unavoidable difficulties of importing a novel from a very different language – but literal translation too often results in poor books<p>Another week, another round in what I shall henceforth refer to as Han Kang-gate – though …

Lifestyle (Canada)

Our Top Picks from Oprah's Book Club

The ReadDown<p>Our Top Picks from Oprah’s Book Club<p>From classic to modern, Tolstoy to Angelou, revisit the authors and books that inspired Oprah’s Book …

Books

Lewis Carroll Hated Fame So Much He Almost Wished He'd Never Written His Books

At least, that’s what he said in a letter, now in the University of Southern California library<p>Comment on this Story

Lewis Carroll

Mystery: Hours before his death, Edgar Allan Poe was found in the gutter, disheveled and raving

It’s a mystery the father of detective fiction may have penned himself: On a dark and stormy election night in 1849, a newspaperman hurrying to …

Edgar Allan Poe

Literature Classics Series, Doğan Kitap

Geray Gençer. License: All Rights Reserved.<p>Geray Gençer’s book covers for the Literature Classics Series by Doğan Kitap/Egmont Publishing Istanbul …

Typography