You might have heard that the winner of the 2017 Nobel Prize for Literature was recently announced, and the award went to Kazuo Ishiguro. Less controversial than last year’s selection of singer/songwriter Bob Dylan, Ishiguro is a traditional English novelist who was born in Japan.
Americanah, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Did you know there are almost a million international students studying in the US at any given time? Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie reflects on this phenomenon by giving us Americanah. The story follows Ifemelu, an international student from Nigeria, who has to face
Langston Hughes was born James Mercer Langston Hughes on February 1, 1901. He was a celebrated black poet and a frontrunner of the Harlem Renaissance. Hughes was one of the pioneers of Jazz Poetry, a style which greatly influenced the Beat Generation. His poignant lyricism immortalized the lives
Dylan Thomas was a Welsh writer whose poems were as magical as his homeland’s Arthurian legends. The problem was that he was just as prolific a poet as he was a drinker. As in, in 1953 he had one too many (18 to be exact) straight whiskeys.
Sylvia Plath would have turned 84 today had she not stuck her head inside an oven in the 60s. Yet, at least she lived her life to the fullest when it came to literature. Here are some of Sylvia Plath’s best, lesser known poems to
As a writer, odds are you credit your literary prowess to a voracious habit of reading. This is also true for published authors. They understand as well as we do that it is only through reading great work and mimicking the flow of it that we develop the writing
Sylvia Plath was born on October 27, 1932. She graced this earth for only 30 years, but that was enough time to work her way into the English canon and the hearts of many a reader. While she is more widely known for her Ariel poems (including
Ahoy, bookworms. It’s National Book Lovers Day (who knew we had a day?). Is this the bone that is thrown at as us bibliophiles between April (poetry month) and November (NaNoWriMo)? Maybe it is, maybe it isn’t. But it’s here. And we’re excited. To celebrate, the
*Screams* Hi, hello. Welcome to the “Woah, this came out of nowhere” news section. Currently, I am supposed to be working on something else. But I was savagely catapulted out of concentration when I discovered that (okay, I was browsing the Internet) Kirsten Dunst is
A day like today in 1961, Ernest Hemingway passed away in Ketchum, Idaho. To honor Papa’s memory, we have come up with a list of signs you might be dating him. Last night you fell asleep with a book in your hands. The worn-out book had