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October is Banned Books Month

October is Banned Books Month

Miguel Torga and Tales from the Mountain

Translated by Ivana Carlsen, NEA Translation Award Winner

(published by QED Press)

In 1991, we published Miguel Torga’s… 509 more words

Train - Alice Munro

Set in the 1940s and 1960s, this is the story of Jackson, a drifter. His life is compared with a train. It is divided into three parts — jumping off, on-the-track, and moving on. 371 more words

Writing Tips

Happy Birthday, Sir William Golding!

Sir William Gerald Golding CBE (19 September 1911 – 19 June 1993) was a British novelist, playwright, and poet. Best known for his novel Lord of the Flies, he won a Nobel Prize in Literature and was also awarded the Booker Prize for fiction in 1980 for his novel Rites of Passage, the first book in what became his sea trilogy, To the Ends of the Earth. 84 more words


"An expert is someone who has made all the mistakes which can be made in a very narrow field."

“An expert is someone who has made all the mistakes which can be made in a very narrow field.”

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Nobel Prize Winner


I feel terrible for leaving this so long – I have little excuse, although life, as with most people, has left little room for leisure. In reality, however, the reason behind my lateness is that this book just failed to capture me fully, and left me disappointed. 211 more words


So that you will hear me - Pablo Neruda

‘So that you will hear me’ — written by Pablo Neruda, a Chilean poet — is a poetical cry of desperation to be heard by one’s lover. 161 more words

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When these 5 personalities won the Nobel peace prize, even satire died.

In October of each year, the Nobel Prize committee announces who has excelled in the fields of chemistry, physics, literature, economics, medicine and peace.

The Peace Prize is to be awarded to individuals and institutions that “have done the most or the best work for fraternity between nations, for the abolition or reduction of standing armies and for the holding and promotion of peace congresses,”  according to Alfred Nobel’s will. 1,553 more words

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