How Kazuo Ishiguro’s Writing Won Him the Nobel Prize in Literature – According to Research

Image: Kazuo Ishiguro in 2017. EPA Images A guest post by Sara Whiteley Kazuo Ishiguro has been awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature and, as a long-term scholar and fan of Ishiguro, I feel compelled to…

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#ThanksforTyping: The Women Behind Famous Male Writers

Vladimir and Vera Nabokov in 1969. Giuseppe Pino, Wikimedia Commons, CC BY A post by Camilla Nelson It started when an American academic noticed how frequently the acknowledgements sections of weighty academic tomes featured a male…

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What Were We Reading 30 Years Ago? 1986′s 10 Bestselling Books

Each year for the past three years we’ve taken a trip in a bookish time machine to take a look back what readers were devouring 30 years ago (see the bestseller lists from 1983, 1984…

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Just Keep Writing: A Q & A with Hollie Overton

Hollie Overton is a Chicago-born, Texas-raised writer who has worked on a number of television series including Cold Case, The Client List and Shadowhunters, the series based on Cassandra Clare’s international bestseller The Mortal Instruments. Hollie’s…

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Creativity as a Vending Machine: Catherine Deveny’s Use Your Words

A review by Shu-Ling Chua Encouragement, at its heart, represents an attempt to make others feel that they have the strength, wisdom, courage, and ability to solve their problems themselves: it aims not to provide…

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