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17 November 2013

Doris Lessing

The Nobel winner Doris Lessing has died at the age of 94.  Her books are on the list of those I'm compiling for my daughter to read one day, and I have found her work to be both insightful and enjoyable, two traits that do not always coexist in literature.   Requiescat in pace.

12 November 2013

What you can do

I'll be donating my "book" and "coffee shop" money for the rest of the year to UNICEF.  If you can, please give to help our friends in the Philippines.  You can donate HERE.

06 November 2013

a few literature news items

First, Pierre Lemaitre wins the Prix Goncourt.  Here is France24 with the news.

Second, here is an interview in English with the supremely talented Andres Neuman.

Lastly, it's NaNoWriMo.  Go forth and produce!