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Thirty of the Best
In the US, National Poetry Month is drawing to a close. Does its timing have anything to do the famous first line of TS Eliot’s ‘The Wasteland’? Not according to Wikipedia, but we have our suspicions.
The New York Review of Books has been celebrating the occasion with a selection of 30 of the best poems ever to have been published in its pages…
The Wheeler Centre at The Toff
Bedtime Stories: Lorelei Vashti, Romy Ash, George Megalogenis, Cate Kennedy and Laura Jean
2011 Prime Minister’s Literary Awards Shortlists Announced
Arts minister Simon Crean has announced the 2011 Prime Minister’s Literary Awards shortlists. Congratulations to all shortlisted authors.Non-fiction shortlist: Sydney, Delia Falconer How To Make Gravy, Paul Kelly The Party, Richard McGregor The Hard Light of Day, Rod Moss Claude Levi-Strauss: The Poet in the Laboratory, Patrick Wilcken Fiction shortlist: Traitor, Stephen Daisley Notorious, Roberta Lowing …
Peruvian Prize Winner From Out of Nowhere
Peruvian writer Mario Vargas Llosa has won the Nobel Prize for Literature for what judges have called “his cartography of structures of power and his trenchant images of the individual’s resistance, revolt, and defeat”.
Vargas Llosa wasn’t among the favourites for the prize, but the bookies usually get the winner wrong. The L Magazine could be crowing “I told you so“ as they noted…
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