Royal Society of Literature names 29 new fellows including Elizabeth Day, Afua Hirsch and Mick Herron | Books

Royal Society of Literature names 29 new fellows including Elizabeth Day, Afua Hirsch and Mick Herron | Books

Elizabeth Day, Afua Hirsch and Mick Herron are among those named as Royal Society of Literature (RSL) fellows for 2024. The new cohort of 29 writers, announced at a ceremony held at... Read more »
Baillie Gifford will no longer sponsor Borders and Cheltenham literature festivals | Festivals

Baillie Gifford will no longer sponsor Borders and Cheltenham literature festivals | Festivals

Cheltenham literature festival and the Borders book festival have become the latest to announce that they will no longer be working with the investment management firm Baillie Gifford. The company had previously... Read more »
Bernardine Evaristo joins calls to save Goldsmiths’ Black British literature MA | Universities

Bernardine Evaristo joins calls to save Goldsmiths’ Black British literature MA | Universities

The Booker prize-winning author Bernardine Evaristo has criticised the “amputation” of Black British literature and queer history courses at Goldsmiths University in London, as part of a cost-cutting programme in which 130... Read more »
Baillie Gifford will no longer sponsor Borders and Cheltenham literature festivals | Festivals

Percival Everett’s Philosophical Reply to “Huckleberry Finn”

Percival Everett’s novels seem to ward off the lazier hermeneutics of literary criticism, yet they also have a way of dangling the analytical ropes with which we critics hang ourselves. His latest... Read more »
The New Coming-of-Age Story | The New Yorker

The New Coming-of-Age Story | The New Yorker

Listen and subscribe: Apple | Spotify | Wherever You Listen Sign up to receive our weekly cultural-recommendations newsletter. For centuries, the bildungsroman, or novel of education, has offered a window into a... Read more »
Queer Literature is Booming in Africa

Queer Literature is Booming in Africa

Even in countries where homophobia is pervasive and same-sex relationships are illegal, authors are pushing boundaries, finding an audience and winning awards… Source link Read more »
Royal Society of Literature refers itself to Charity Commission as authors pen petition | Books

Royal Society of Literature refers itself to Charity Commission as authors pen petition | Books

The Royal Society of Literature (RSL) has confirmed that it is referring itself to the Charity Commission after an open letter urging it to do so was signed by leading authors including... Read more »
Royal Society of Literature refers itself to Charity Commission as authors pen petition | Books

The Bartender and the Lost Literary Masterpiece

In 2021, Jack Chadwick, a twenty-seven-year-old barman and part-time go-go dancer, was browsing the shelves of the Working Class Movement Library, outside Manchester, when he spied an arresting book cover. The hand-drawn... Read more »
Baillie Gifford will no longer sponsor Borders and Cheltenham literature festivals | Festivals

‘Radical moves’ at Royal Society of Literature prompt rebellion | Books

Fellows of the Royal Society of Literature, an august body founded in London in 1820, seemed poised to stride into the new year on a bold footing, with an inclusive programme of... Read more »
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