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I was delighted to have the chance to review Perplexity. Richard Powers is a Pulitzer Prize-winning author and Perplexity had been shortlisted for the Booker Prize 2021 (and is now on the final list). The conversation on this book was likely to be as big as any literary fiction release this year and I had …

Professor Victor Merriman is professor of critical studies in theater and member of the international editorial board of UNITAS. Having published numerous articles and book chapters on postcolonial criticism, Irish theater, theater pedagogy and cultural policy, he is also a founding member of the One Hour Theater Company and the Liverpool Irish Literary Theater. His …

Kochi: Ms. Leelavathy, a distinguished writer and literary critic who won the Kendra Sahitya Akademi Fellowship, said she was happy with national recognition and hopes to continue her literary endeavors. “It is a great recognition of my work and my contributions. I am happy to receive it. These days I mainly spend my time reading …

Prominent English writer Ruskin Bond, Hindi writer Vinod Kumar Shukla and six others were shortlisted for the Sahitya Akademi scholarship on Saturday. The National Academy of Letters said in a statement that the Sahitya Akademi General Council, which met under the chairmanship of its president, Dr Chandrashekhar Kambar, announced its highest honor, the scholarship. The …

This week, the United States resumed deportation flights to Haiti under the public health order. On Wednesday, immigration and customs services repatriated around 90 Haitians. Among those deported were families with young children, according to the Haitian Bridge Alliance, a rights group, which also said they had been deported under Title 42. Many Haitian families …

Humans, we are mysterious creatures. Which floats my boat might not float yours – and what about the attraction? We are all turned on by different qualities, especially in a partner. From their sense of humor to their size, their gender, the color of their eyes, their self-confidence, their origins, their manners, their goals and …

The Russian government has been increasingly blunt in recent days about its willingness to use threats of arrest to prevent use of the app. “With the participation of Apple and Google, specific crimes are committed, the scale of which can only increase in the coming days”, declared Thursday Vladimir Dzhabarov, member of the upper house …

BAKOU, Azerbaijan, September 17 Tendency: An evening dedicated to the 100th birthday of Polish philosopher, futurist and science fiction writer, winner of domestic and foreign awards Stanislav Lem was held at the Maksud Ibragimbekov Creativity Center. The event was organized by the Maksud Ibrahimbekov Creativity Center, the Polish International Science Center, the Polish Embassy in …

NEW | CHARACTERISTICS | OVERVIEW | EVENTS originally published: 09/16/2021 (CHICAGO, IL) – The Poetry Foundation has announced Patricia Smith as the recipient of the 2021 Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize, Susan Briante as the 2021 Pegasus Prize Winner for Poetic Criticism, and Bryan Byrdlong, Steven Espada Dawson, Noor Hindi, Natasha Rao and Simon Shieh as …

From 1933, Thomas Mann lived in exile, where he clung scowling to the precious notion of German culture. His family kept pushing him to denounce the Nazis. In 1936, he took the plunge and protested against anti-Semitism. His criticism of Hitler’s regime gained momentum. The BBC broadcast his speeches to Germany where those who listened …