Literary Rediscoveries of 2016

About this time last year, I brought you a list of previously-unknown or lost works that were found/published in 2015. With such geniuses as Dylan Thomas, J. R. R. Tolkien, and Charlotte Brontë on that list, I was afraid this year’s installment would seem a little lackluster by comparison. No danger of that. So, inContinue reading “Literary Rediscoveries of 2016”

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A Lost J. R. R. Tolkien Interview Will Air This Saturday

Great news! Almost fifty years after it was recorded, a BBC interview with J. R. R. Tolkien is finally going to be broadcast. According to The Tolkien Society, the interview was recorded in 1968 as part of a BBC documentary titled Tolkien in Oxford. In the end, only a small portion of the interview appearedContinue reading “A Lost J. R. R. Tolkien Interview Will Air This Saturday”

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Ian McKellen Reads Seamus Heaney’s Aeneid Book VI

UPDATE: This program is no longer available, as the BBC has removed it from their website. Sorry ’bout that. If, like me, you’ve been impatiently awaiting the release of Seamus Heaney’s translation of Book Six of the Aeneid, you’re in luck: all this week, BBC Radio 4’s “Book of the Week” program will feature SirContinue reading “Ian McKellen Reads Seamus Heaney’s Aeneid Book VI”

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R.I.P. Harper Lee

Where do I even begin? If you’ve followed this blog for any length of time (or if you happen to know me), you probably know already that To Kill a Mockingbird is my favorite novel and that its author Harper Lee is one of my favorite writers. Lee has had a bigger influence on meContinue reading “R.I.P. Harper Lee”

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The First Chapter of Go Set a Watchman Will Be Released 4 Days Early(!)

This is a short post just to let you know that this Friday, July 10, The Guardian will publish the first chapter of Harper Lee’s Go Set a Watchman on their website. The chapter will also appear in print in the July 11th issue of The Guardian Weekend, in case any of you in theContinue reading “The First Chapter of Go Set a Watchman Will Be Released 4 Days Early(!)”

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Pulitzer Prize Winners Announced

Originally posted on Qwiklit:
The 2015 winners of the Pulitzer Prize were announced today in New York City, with Anthony Doerr taking home the top prize in fiction, Stephen Adly Guirgis in Drama, and Gregory Pardlo in Poetry. The Pulitzer Prize is unofficially considered to be one of the top prizes of letters in the…

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I’m Just a Little Excited Today . . .

. . . because today, the publishing house Harper announced that Harper Lee is publishing a sequel to To Kill a Mockingbird. Excuse me while I flail. As you probably know if you’ve followed this blog for any length of time, I am a massive fan of Harper Lee and her masterpiece novel. I wasContinue reading “I’m Just a Little Excited Today . . .”

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The Tolkien-Lewis Friendship Hits The Big Screen

Originally posted on 101 Books:
It’s a dream come true for a love of LOTR and Narnia fans—that is, if the movie turns out to be good. That movie is an upcoming drama called Tolkien & Lewis. The film will cost around $18 million to make and will be a “drama fantasy set in war torn…

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Is this just fantasy?

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