from: BBC News A book signed by Queen Victoria was among “irreplaceable” items lost in the blaze.
It follows a backlash over the writer’s refusal to let an Israeli firm publish her book in Hebrew. from: BBC News
After Abdulrazak Gurnah was awarded this year’s Nobel Prize in Literature, he instantly gained a wider international audience, something publishers are now scrambling to accommodate. From: New York Times
from: BBC News The UK government borrowed heavily to cope with Covid, but the chancellor has to balance the books and pay for spending promises.
Gurnah, the author of 10 novels, was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature. Here are The Times’s reviews of his work. From: New York Times
Andy Murray appeals for help after his tennis shoes and wedding ring are “stolen” in Indian Wells. from: BBC News
from: BBC News From the classroom to the small screen; meet the actors playing Biff, Chip and Kipper.
Great Britain’s Paralympics team has “rewritten the history books” with their performance in Tokyo says chef de mission Penny Briscoe. from: BBC News
from: BBC News As part of his sentence, Ben John is reportedly told to read classics such as Pride and Prejudice.
Young people can buy books, tickets and classes via a government smartphone app. But rather than discovering highbrow arts, many are choosing mass media they already love. From: New York Times
from: BBC News Adam Peaty writes his name into the history books once again as he wins 100m breaststroke gold in Tokyo to become the first British swimmer to defend his Olympic title.
A story that portrayed the police as wolves helped lead to the arrests of five leaders of a speech therapists’ union. From: New York Times
A couple of years ago a friend of mine, a newspaper editor, was fire watching with some factory workers. They fell to talking about his newspaper, which most of them read and approved of, but when he asked them what they thought of the literary section, the answer he got was: “You don’t suppose we… Leggi tutto »
Not long ago a publisher commissioned me to write an introduction for a reprint of a novel by Leonard Merrick. This publishing house, it appears, is going to reissue a long series of minor and partly-forgotten novels of the twentieth century. It is a valuable service in these bookless days, and I rather envy the… Leggi tutto »
A Quarterly Reviewer, in discussing an objection to the Copyright Bill of Mr. Sergeant Talfourd, which was taken by Sir Edward Sugden, gives some curious particulars of the progeny of literary men. “We are not,” says the writer, “going to speculate about the causes of the fact; but a fact it is, that men distinguished for extraordinary… Leggi tutto »