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Where’s the faith in fiction? Try crime novels

Where’s the faith in fiction? Try crime novels | Biblio | Scoop.it
Can’t find God in literature? You’re not looking hard enough, because they’re in the crime fiction of James Lee Burke, Michael Connelly.
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I read books by only minority authors for a year. It showed me just how white our reading world is

I read books by only minority authors for a year. It showed me just how white our reading world is | Biblio | Scoop.it

Sunili Govinnage: White authors reign in book reviews, bestseller lists, literary awards and Amazon.com recommendations.

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Pop-up events showcase rare literary treasures around the globe

Pop-up events showcase rare literary treasures around the globe | Biblio | Scoop.it

This Thursday, antiquarian book fairs will spring up in locations the world over – from a woolshed in the Australian bush to the top of a Chicago skyscraper. Here is all you need to know, plus some of the rarest specimens you might bump into.

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Reading in the dark: a brief history of books for the blind

Reading in the dark: a brief history of books for the blind | Biblio | Scoop.it

The challenge of creating readable books for the blind extends much further back in time than the invention of Braille, and continues into the 21st century.

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A publishing manifesto from Mexico's Match Box Editions

A publishing manifesto from Mexico's Match Box Editions | Biblio | Scoop.it

Andrea Fuentes of illustrated books publisher La Caja de Cerillos — Match Box Editions — outlines how she is trying to revolutionize reading in Mexico.

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The 2015 Pulitzer for fiction goes to Anthony Doerr's All the Light We Cannot See

The 2015 Pulitzer for fiction goes to Anthony Doerr's All the Light We Cannot See | Biblio | Scoop.it

Following last year’s win for Donna Tartt’s The Goldfinch, the Pulitzer jury named Anthony Doerr’s All the Light We Cannot See this year’s winner in the fiction category, a second year in a row that the year’s break-out literary bestseller took home the prize.

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Toni Morrison interview: on racism, her new novel and Marlon Brando

Toni Morrison interview: on racism, her new novel and Marlon Brando | Biblio | Scoop.it

Age hasn't dimmed the fire in Toni Morrison, 84. The unwavering voice of black America talks about her latest novel and what it will take for racism to be a thing of the past.

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Tennessee Williams on his women, his writer's block, and whether it all mattered

Tennessee Williams on his women, his writer's block, and whether it all mattered | Biblio | Scoop.it

Tennessee Williams tasked James Grissom with seeking out each of the women (and few men) who had inspired his work—among them Maureen Stapleton, Lillian Gish, Katharine Hepburn, Bette Davis, and Marlon Brando—so that he could ask them a question: had Tennessee Williams, or his work, ever mattered?

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Are grand historical events better fodder for fiction than everyday life?

Are grand historical events better fodder for fiction than everyday life? | Biblio | Scoop.it

Thomas Mallon and Francine Prose discuss Wilfrid Sheed’s statement that 'A weekend is a much bigger character than Watergate'.

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#notsilent: Remembering Anne Frank

#notsilent: Remembering Anne Frank | Biblio | Scoop.it

On Tuesday 14 April, Penguin will be commemorating the 70th anniversary of Anne Frank’s death alongside the Anne Frank Trust UK.

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Günter Grass, figure of enduring controversy

Günter Grass, figure of enduring controversy | Biblio | Scoop.it

Grass was admitted to hospital with an infection only a few days ago, and his secretary, Hilke Ohsoling, said his death had come as a surprise. His last public appearance was on 28 March, at the premier of a stage version of the Tin Drum at the Thalia theatre in Hamburg. 'He took part in the premier party, where many of his own children were present, with great pleasure', Ohsoling told the Hamburger Abendblatt. She added that his family had been at his bedside when he died.

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Günter Grass, German novelist and social critic, dies at 87

Günter Grass, German novelist and social critic, dies at 87 | Biblio | Scoop.it

Mr. Grass was called his country’s moral conscience by many, but he stunned Europe when he revealed in 2006 that he had been a member of the Waffen-SS during World War II.

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Videos: lo mejor de Eduardo Galeano, por Eduardo Galeano

Videos: lo mejor de Eduardo Galeano, por Eduardo Galeano | Biblio | Scoop.it
El 24 de mayo de 2011, Eduardo Galeano fue entrevistado por Jaume Barberá, director y presentador del programa de televisión catalán Singulars. 'Estamos enfermos de exitismo porque el mundo está preso de un sistema de valores que coloca al éxito por encima de todas las virtudes (...) Perder es el único pecado que en el mundo de hoy no tiene redención', dice el escritor de forma pausada durante la extensa charla.
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Haruki Murakami gives readers further advice on writing, adultery and cats

Haruki Murakami gives readers further advice on writing, adultery and cats | Biblio | Scoop.it

Novelist, who has become a very literary kind of agony uncle, continues to respond to a wide range of fans’ concerns.

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Top 10 best Shakespearean insults

Top 10 best Shakespearean insults | Biblio | Scoop.it

From tripe-visaged rascal to ass-head… William Shakespeare may have been born 450 years ago but he sure knew how to put someone down in style. David and Ben Crystal, authors of the Oxford Illustrated Shakespeare Dictionary, help you work out which insults to use and when.

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Books were my crazy, wise companions in a conservative world

Books were my crazy, wise companions in a conservative world | Biblio | Scoop.it

Growing up in Ankara, Elif Shafak used the works of Borges and Marquez and Dickens to understand the world she lived in. And to discover a new one.

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Nobuo Okano repairs tattered books to make them look brand new

Nobuo Okano repairs tattered books to make them look brand new | Biblio | Scoop.it

For the past 33 years Japanese craftsman Okano Nobuo has been repairing tattered books and reconstituting them to look brand new. When a customer brought in an old Japanese-English dictionary that looked like it had been through a few wars, Okano approached it like an art conservationist repairing a painting. Using very basic tools like a wooden press, chisel, water and glue, Okano reconstituted the book to make it look like it was just purchased.

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How dystopia hammers home the reality of climate change

How dystopia hammers home the reality of climate change | Biblio | Scoop.it

It’s so easy not to really listen when the media (and science teachers) go on about climate change – but the cause of most dystopian societies in books, from The Hunger Games to Divergent, is invariably huge environmental disaster. Time to read, sit up, learn and then take action before its too late.

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How well do you know rewritten classics? A quiz

How well do you know rewritten classics? A quiz | Biblio | Scoop.it

From Shakespeare to Jane Austen and beyond, new fiction is often spun off from old stories. Take this quiz to find out how much you know about literature past and present.

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Time 100 adds Haruki Murakami to list of world's most influential figures

Time 100 adds Haruki Murakami to list of world's most influential figures | Biblio | Scoop.it

Japanese novelist is joined by Nigeria’s Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie in famous ranking of the people ‘shaping the future’.

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Salman Rushdie: The Greatness of Günter Grass

Salman Rushdie: The Greatness of Günter Grass | Biblio | Scoop.it

He was the great dancer of German literature, dancing across history’s horrors toward literature’s beauty.

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Morto lo scrittore premio Nobel Günter Grass, simbolo dei fantasmi della Germania

Morto lo scrittore premio Nobel Günter Grass, simbolo dei fantasmi della Germania | Biblio | Scoop.it

Aveva 87 anni. Nel ’99 il riconoscimento per la letteratura. Nel 2006 raccontò di essersi arruolato di essersi arruolato volontario: 'Molti ragazzi della mia età videro nell’adesione al nazionalsocialismo un modo per girare l’angolo e voltare le spalle ai genitori'.

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Eduardo Galeano: sus frases, textos y videos para recordarlo

Eduardo Galeano: sus frases, textos y videos para recordarlo | Biblio | Scoop.it

El escritor uruguayo, autor de Las venas abiertas de América Latina, falleció a causa de un cáncer de pulmón.

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Mandatarios lamentan muerte de Eduardo Galeano

Mandatarios lamentan muerte de Eduardo Galeano | Biblio | Scoop.it

Líderes latinoamericanos como Evo Morales y Rafael Correa, además del vicepresidente venezolano Jorge Arreaza se unieron al pésame por la muerte del uruguayo.

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Eduardo Galeano, leading voice of Latin American left, dies aged 74

Eduardo Galeano, leading voice of Latin American left, dies aged 74 | Biblio | Scoop.it

est known for his 1971 book Open Veins of Latin America, the Uruguayan writer and journalist was one of the region’s noted anti-capitalist voices.

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