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- Lady Antonia Fraser splashed out after a literary windfall
Fraser, the daughter of an earl and whose second husband was playwright Harold Pinter, revealed her biggest money mistake has been betting on the horses because she always loses.
Daily Mail. Sunday, 2 May 2021.
- Children's Harry Potter book festival event is cancelled over JK Rowling transphobia row
J. K. Rowling has again fallen victim to 'cancel culture' after a literary
festival in New Zealand scrapped plans for a Harry Potter-themed event over her comments on gender.
Daily Mail. Sunday, 2 May 2021.
- School bans two literary classics
A Virginia school banned "To Kill a Mockingbird" and "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" after a parent filed a complaint over racial slurs in the books. ...
CBS News. Saturday, 24 Apr 2021.
- National Humor Month Includes Lots Of Wine
Lots of literary
folks know April is National Poetry Month but who knew it was also National Humor Month? I'll drink to that!
Forbes. Saturday, 17 Apr 2021.
- $40,000 Swindle Puts Spotlight on Literary Prize Scams
The organizers of at least five British awards received emails asking them to transfer prize money to a PayPal account. One of them paid out.
New York Times. Friday, 16 Apr 2021.
- At Under the Volcano, Smoky Flavors and Mezcal
The Midtown bar Under the Volcano has no fire pit, but its literary-minded chef still conjures the tastes of his native Puebla.
New York Times. Tuesday, 30 Mar 2021.
- Books Take You Places: Kimpton Hotels Offers Perks And Deals For Book Lovers
Kimpton Hotels is partnering with Literary
Hub to create a book club community featuring acclaimed writers like Imbolo Mbue.
Forbes. Tuesday, 23 Mar 2021.
- Dallas Literary Festival Returns
Southern Methodist University will present the Dallas Literary
Festival March 26-28. The theme of the weekend-long event: Turbulence.
NBC. Monday, Mar 22 2021.
- Gayle King: I will miss the wisdom of Maya Angelou
Author and poet Maya Angelou rose from a life of poverty and abuse to become an American literary
icon. Gayle King was a personal friend to Angelou and shares about a special gift Angelou gave her.
CBS News. Sunday, 21 Mar 2021.
- Mars' Perseverance Landing Site Named After Science Fiction Author Octavia E. Butler
The Jezero crater location has been named 'Octavia E. Butler Landing' in honor of the late literary
Smithsonian. Friday, 12 Mar 2021.
- 'No going back' for Scotland's book festivals
celebrations plan to move forward after many of them held online editions last year.
BBC News. Wednesday, 17 Feb 2021.
- The Literary Origin of the Phrase 'To Have an Albatross Around Your Neck'
Having an albatross around your neck means facing an inescapable burden. As for where the phrase originated, you can thank classic literature.
Mental Floss. Monday, 15 Feb 2021.
- To fight cabin fever, 'book' one of these literary journeys
Our favorite authors can transport us to places lodged in memory or imagined only on the horizon.
Los Angeles Times. Friday, 8 Jan 2021.
- British author of Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy John le Carré dies
British author John le Carré, writer of Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy and The Night Manager, has died aged 89, his literary
agent has said.
Sky News. Sunday, 13 Dec 2020.
- Sheikh denies sexual assault claim after UK literary festival vows not to return to Abu Dhabi
An Abu Dhabi minister has denied claims that he sexually assaulted a staff member at a British literary
festival in the city, after organisers vowed not to return in light of the alleged incident.
Sky News. Sunday, 18 Oct 2020.
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