Few of us will ever manage such dramatic rebirths as did Penelope Fitzgerald (1916-2000), who never published a book until she was just shy of 60 — yet became one of Britain's most admired novelists. Her tragicomic masterpieces, such as The ... Miami Herald, 2 weeks ago
Michael Dirda reviews Penelope Fitzgerald: A Life, by Hermione Lee - Washington Post, 4 weeks ago
'Penelope Fitzgerald: A Life' is a biography that includes a large element of the absurd - Christian Science Monitor, 4 weeks ago
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WITHOUT YOU, THERE IS NO US: My Time With the Sons of North Korea's Elite By Suki Kim Crown, 304 pp., $24 Continue reading below A South Korean immigrant in the United States, Suki Kim grew up with stories of the devastating rupture with the ...Boston Globe, 1 month ago
Fitzgerald seemed set for early success, and yet published her first novel in her sixties. Credit Illustration by Conor Langton A very definite place. So Penelope Fitzgerald described the English town of Southwold, on the Suffolk coast—a ...New Yorker, 2 months ago
The state of reading and writing in today's digitally driven world has been preoccupying authors of late. Melissa Pritchard, for instance, who last year published the novel Palmerino, explores the question Why write? in A Solemn Pleasure, a ...PublishersWeekly.com, 5 days ago
Ever wondered why neither you nor I are world leaders or sitting pretty atop the rich lists of either Forbes magazine or the Sunday Times? Most likely it's because we are reading the wrong books. Here is an example of what I mean. For Christmas, I ...ExecReview.com, 3 weeks ago
(Jim Davis/Globe Staff Nearly 40 years ago, when Megan Marshall hardly dared think about becoming a writer, she took the last class that the poet Elizabeth Bishop taught. Marshall, who won a Pulitzer Prize for her biography of 19th-century ...Boston Globe, 3 weeks ago
Poile Sengupta, a playwright, poet and children's author, dazzles with her first adult novel Inga Indian writing in English has been hijacked by the semi-literate, by novels that merely aspire to chick-lit, by writing that is ...DNA India, 3 weeks ago
SAN FRANCISCO - The irony of "Downton Abbey," embarking on its fifth season Sunday on PBS, is that while it's all about social change in early 20th-century England, the show itself never seems to change or evolve. That's either a good thing, if ...Houston Chronicle, 3 weeks ago 'Downton's back, warts and all, and as irresistible as ever San Francisco Chronicle, 1 month ago
By Patrick Williams, Tuesday December 30, 2014 - 07:46 EDT Prime Minister Tony Abbott and US President Barack Obama cuddle some koalas during the G20 Leaders' Summit, held in Brisbane in 2014. - ABC licensed ...Weather Zone, 1 month ago
Some of the biggest news stories in Australia in 2014 happened in Queensland. From wild weather to the G20, there has been plenty keeping ABC News online readers clicking this past year. Brett Peter Cowan found guilty On March 13, serial child ...ABC Online, 1 month ago
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