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2023 was the year the economics of tech caught up with reality

As a precocious teen looking to improve my college application, I sat in on a business studies class. I figured taking two extra A-Levels at night school alongside those I took during the day would make me irresistible to admissions tutors. The class I watched examined if it was worth a large... Continue reading at 'Engadget'

[ Engadget | 2023-12-18 15:30:52 UTC ]
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Dancing with the Goddess and Drawing Down the Moon: A Reading List for Modern Witches

When I encounter the question “are you a Witch?” my first response is always, “who is asking, and why?” Perhaps there never has been a more loaded noun in the English language. Depending on who is asking, it can be a compliment. Or preamble to torture. Despite its crowded dictionary entry,... Continue reading at 'Literrary Hub'

[ Literrary Hub | 2023-10-31 08:50:56 UTC ]
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Choosing Words Carefully: PW Talks to Bryan A. Garner, Author of 'Garner’s Modern English Usage'

PW caught up with the famous lexicographer to talk about the recently published Fifth Edition of his essential guide—and his lifelong fascination with the English language. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2023-02-06 05:00:00 UTC ]
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How Jane Austen Almost Walked Away From Writing

If you’re a literary genius, you’ve got it easy—right? Wrong. Even Jane Austen, indisputably one of the greatest novelists in the English language, spent years struggling to be published and became so dispirited that there were moments when she almost walked away. The story begins with an... Continue reading at 'Literrary Hub'

[ Literrary Hub | 2022-11-18 09:54:04 UTC ]
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Here is the shortlist for the 2020 Costa Book Awards.

The Costa Book Awards, inaugurated in 1971, are a set of annual literary awards, which recognize and honor British and Irish writers of the English language. The Award comes with £5,000, and the winner from each category will be announced on January 4th. This year, Evan Boland’s posthumous... Continue reading at 'Literrary Hub'

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-11-25 16:01:53 UTC ]
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Craig Brown has won the 2020 Baillie Gifford Prize for Nonfiction.

The Baillie Gifford Prize, founded in 1999 following the end of the NCR Book Award for Nonfiction, celebrates the best non-fiction writing in the English language of the year. The honor comes with £50,000, and each of the shortlisted authors will receive £1,000. Previous winners include Hallie... Continue reading at 'Literrary Hub'

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-11-24 19:57:04 UTC ]
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Here’s the shortlist for the 2020 Baillie Gifford Prize for Nonfiction.

The UK literary prizes are still coming in hot! Today, the Baillie Gifford Prize announced its 2020 shortlist. The award, founded in 1999 following the end of the NCR Book Award for Nonfiction, celebrates the best non-fiction writing in the English language of the year. The honor comes with... Continue reading at 'Literrary Hub'

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-10-15 16:30:50 UTC ]
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Lit Hub Daily: August 13, 2020

The most iconic short stories in the English language, as determined by that “weird and wiggly” hive-mind, the American cultural consciousness. | Lit Hub Jill Filipovic on how Boomers—“the generation with the least stable marriages in American history”—changed family life forever. | Lit Hub... Continue reading at 'Literrary Hub'

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-08-13 10:30:25 UTC ]
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43 of the Most Iconic Short Stories in the English Language

Last year, I put together this list of the most iconic poems in the English language; it’s high time to do the same for short stories. But before we go any further, you may be asking: What does “iconic” mean in this context? Can a short story really be iconic in the way of a […] Continue reading at 'Literrary Hub'

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-08-13 08:50:36 UTC ]
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The 1969 Neustadt Prize Charter

The Once Over The Editors of WLT Fifty years ago this week, Books Abroad editor Ivar Ivask traveled to Menton, Switzerland, to announce the establishment of the Books Abroad International Prize for Literature, the forerunner of the Neustadt Prize, at the... Continue reading at 'World Literature Today'

[ World Literature Today | 2019-09-13 14:34:18 UTC ]
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New Frontiers of Canadian Publishing in Québec

From the outside, it is easy to make the wrong assumption about Canadian publishing. Yes, there are two very different publishing scenes in Canada: French language and English language. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2018-09-21 00:00:00 UTC ]
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The English patient: bestseller Jin Yong’s long wait for English-language publication

It has been a long road to publication in the English language for Jin Yong, one of China’s most renowned writers, whose footprint on the nation’s cultural landscape is vast. But it may prove to have been worth the wait... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2018-08-22 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Facebook creates Orwellian headache as news is labelled politics

Archive of political content becomes batleground between publishers and platformsGeorge Orwell wrote in his essay Politics and the English Language: “In our age there is no such thing as ‘keeping out of politics’. All issues are political issues.” When Facebook constructed a new archive of... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2018-06-24 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Philip Roth, Titan of American Fiction, Dies at 85

“The struggle with writing is done.” The Newark-born novelist, whose prolific output was matched perhaps only by his facility with the English language, died of congestive heart failure in Manhattan on May 22. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2018-05-23 00:00:00 UTC ]
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The 6 Most Versatile Words in the English Language

Jez Burrows, author of 'Dictionary Stories,' delves into the most mutable words in English. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2018-04-06 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Aboulela short stories leads Saqi list in indie's 35th year

Saqi Books, which focuses on books on the Middle East and North Africa in the English language, has had to reassert its niche in the face of big-publisher competition. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2017-12-07 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Ariadne van de Ven obituary

Our friend Ariadne van de Ven, who has died aged 56 of cancer, was a book publicist and photographer of street life in Kolkata, which she wrote about in original ways.Ariadne was born in Heerlen, in the Netherlands, the daughter of Jep, a solicitor, and Rose Marie (nee Van Grunsven). At the... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2017-04-23 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Coq-au-vin, or love in a lorry: the genius of Victoria Wood

With one-liners to rival Oscar Wilde or Mae West, she showed that satirical language can be soft and silly as well as wry and sharp. She will be missedVictoria Wood was an expert at encouraging us to lampoon language. Her forensically crafted writing was a warm, open invitation to point and... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2016-04-27 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Hodder Children's buys 'terrifying' YA from Sigmarsdottir

Hodder Children's Books has bought an epic science fiction teen novel from Sif Sigmarsdottir, who is a bestselling author in her native Iceland and is now writing in the English language for the first time. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2016-03-19 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Randall Munroe follow-up for John Murray

John Murray is to publish Thing Explainer, the follow-up to Randall Munroe’s What If? In Thing Explainer: Complicated Stuff in Simple Words, Munroe uses a series of diagrams to show how a variety of things, from a nuclear bomb to a biro, work. He will use just the drawings and a vocabulary of... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2015-05-15 00:00:00 UTC ]
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