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Hilary Mantel's new portrait sets precedent Hilary Mantel has given her seal of approval to the new portrait A portrait of Booker Prize-winning novelist Hilary Mantel will become the first painting of a living writer to be displayed in the British
The prize, open to English-language writers from all over the world, comes ahead of the Man Booker Prize expanding to a global level...The winner of the £40,000 prize will be announced on 10 March. On the shortlist are Red Doc by Anne Carson,
She found a carpenter named James Hogg in the 1831 edition and another carpenter named John W...Hogg in a public archive of The Baltimore Sun, which can be accessed from the Baltimore County Public Library's website. There she found an 1838
With a panel ranging from professional motor mouth Katie Hopkins, White Dee' from controversial Channel 4 documentary Benefits Street and ex-Tory MP Edwina Currie, The Big Benefits Row: Live was never going to make for a gentle evening's viewing...
In 1923 Rudyard Kipling addressed the Royal College of Surgeons in London. In that famous speech (which most physicians today really need to read) Kipling said the following: Words are, of course, the most powerful drug used by mankind. Not only do
A mental health nurse has won the Costa Book of the Year for his debut novel, upsetting the odds to beat favourite Kate Atkinson, with the chair of the judges saying it could be the start of a glittering literary career. Nathan Filer was awarded the
Japanese animation has certainly come a long way in since it was founded by hobbyists through trial and error in the 1910s. Historian Jonathan Clements traces the evolution of anime by exploring the history of its production and reception over the
Some great authors have published their worst works from beyond the grave. A few though, keep getting better when they're dead, such as the Chilean novelist and short story writer, Roberto Bolano. His seminal five-part novel, 2666, came out
While most girls dream of having a fictional Mr. Darcy , this girl has got her own real-life one!...Bethany's boyfriend planned an elaborate scene, with costumes and all, in order to pop the question to his book-loving girlfriend! But not just any
When I finished the book I felt that I could now see Jane Austen as a real person. I would recommend this book as a starting point for anyone interested in knowing about Austen's life. It seems to correct several ideas that are standard about her.