Bob Dylan Wins the Nobel Prize for Literature

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For the first time in its 115 year history, the Nobel Prize for Literature was awarded to a songwriter/musician:  Minnesota native Bob Dylan.  He is the first American to win the award since author Toni Morrison won it in 1993. In awarding the Prize, the Swedish Academy cited his “having created new poetic expressions within [….]

Canadian Author Alice Munro Wins Nobel Prize

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From THP: Canadian author Alice Munro won the 2013 Nobel Prize In Literature on Thursday for “her finely tuned storytelling.” The prize, awarded by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences in Stockholm, is given to “the person who shall have produced in the field of literature the most outstanding work in an ideal direction.” Munro, who is best known [….]

Review & Giveaway: The Almond Tree by Michelle Cohen Corasanti

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The Almond Tree Michelle Cohen Corasanti Garnet Publishing Publication Date: September 30, 2012 ISBN 978-1-859643-297 It is so easy to dismiss conflict and strife when it’s halfway across the world.  It’s also easy to read about strife and conflict when you know it’s not real, when you can regulate it to the realm of fantasy.  [….]