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What color is Jane Austen’s Eliza Bennet hair? How is the beauty of Henry James’ Isabel Archer “unexpected”? As readers, we are given the briefest account of the looks of these imaginary young women. But there is no doubt that their creators intended to convey a powerful sense of their attractiveness – and that they …

NEW YORK (AP) – A TV adaptation of the Kinsey Millhone mystery novels, a million-seller from the late Sue Grafton, a prospect the author swore once she would come back from the dead to prevent, is now underway . A + E Studios announced this week that it has acquired the rights to Grafton’s alphabet …

STOCKHOLM, Oct. 7 (Reuters) – Tanzanian novelist Abdulrazak Gurnah has won the 2021 Nobel Prize for Literature “for his uncompromising and compassionate penetration of the effects of colonialism and the plight of refugees,” the organization that awarded them said Thursday . Based in Britain and writing in English, Gurnah, 72, joins Nigerian Wole Soyinka as …

Responsibly shooting intimate scenes, sustainability in filmmaking and the writing masterclasses of screenwriter Tony Grisoni and novelist and screenwriter Irvine Welsh, and filmmaker Isabel Coixet are among the highlights of the FEST New Directors New program. This year’s films taking place this week in Portugal. The FEST takes place as a physical event from October …

In the late 1940s and early 1950s, Ohio University welcomed a writer-in-residence. Charles Allen Smart was a renowned author when he started OU. His greatest claim to fame was his book “RFD”, an autobiographical work about the days when the city dweller Smart inherited a farm in Chillicothe, Ohio. The book was not written in …

The Little Theater of Tuscarawas County will open its season with the famous classic “Blithe Spirit”, directed by Tamora Benson. Written by British playwright Noel Coward, “Blithe Spirit” was first performed in the West End in 1941, where it lasted a record 1,997 performances before moving to Broadway later that year. The plot centers on …

Haruki Murakami (T-shirt anthologue; odds 5-1) Ko Un (South Korean poet canceled; odds 34-1) Here are two things I believe. The first is that this whole Sally Rooney bucket hat thing was concocted as a psychological operation by Penguin Random House – which somehow persuaded Farrar, Straus and Giroux that literary hat making was the …

Back to school means new routines, new habits, and attempts at productivity that, let’s be honest, wear out after the first or second week of the term. But reading has turned out to be a great stress relief where you can get lost in a different world a bit. An extremely angry online mob that …

Adele Parks is a multi-million-selling female fiction author who has written 21 novels. His latest novel, Both of You, is now available and is arguably one of the best detective novels from 2021. Here, she reveals how the coronavirus pandemic caused her to reflect on her life and take a trip down memory lane. There …

What should we write about? Novelist John Matthew Fox said: “Find your biggest trauma. Take that terror and structure a story around it. It’s the only thing you should write about. Poet and novelist Rosetta Allan quotes Fox on the phone on a sunny Friday in Auckland, as we talk about the delicate art of …