Posted on 11/25/2020 at 11:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

The British Library has issued an apology to poet Ted Hughes’s widow (and his other family members and friends) for...

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Tagged As: History, Poetry, The Guardian

Posted on 11/24/2020 at 02:16 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

The judges loved this book, yeah, yeah, yeah. One Two Three Four: The Beatles in Time has won this year's...

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Posted on 11/23/2020 at 02:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

The Oxford English Dictionary editors have decided not to declare a word of the year for 2020. Instead, the team...

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Tagged As: Language, The Guardian

Posted on 11/23/2020 at 07:54 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Signs continue to point to 2022 being well worth looking forward to. That’s when the journals of late actor Alan...

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Posted on 11/20/2020 at 02:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Jan Morris, who broke both huge news stories and silence about being transgendered in her writing, has died. She died...

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Tagged As: Obituary, The Guardian

Posted on 11/20/2020 at 08:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

A writer who adapted two Star Wars movie scripts into novels is suing Disney over royalties (or the lack thereof)....

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Posted on 11/19/2020 at 03:19 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Douglas Stuart has won the 2020 Booker Prize for his debut novel, Shuggie Bain. Stuart wrote the semiautobiographical novel as...

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Tagged As: Awards, The Guardian

Posted on 11/19/2020 at 11:29 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

The literary world has recorded two new deaths. George Cockcroft, who wrote the cult classic The Dice Man under the...

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Posted on 11/19/2020 at 09:30 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Never-before-published essays by J.R.R. Tolkien will be released next summer. The Nature of Middle-earth, authorized by the writer’s estate, reveals...

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Posted on 11/18/2020 at 08:17 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

The 2020 Booker Prize — delayed not by a pandemic but by a presidential memoir — will be awarded tomorrow....

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Tagged As: Awards, The Guardian