Stories about Literature from October, 2015
Indian Scholars Return Their National Awards to Protest Rising Intolerance
"We have never seen an atmosphere like this in India before. There never was any fear to freely voice one’s opinions."
He Crossed Nine Countries to Flee War—and He Was Just 12 Years Old
Gulwari Passarlay was only 12 when his mother sent him away from Afghanistan because she feared for his safety in the UK. He's written a book about his journey.
Marlon James Makes Jamaica Proud With His Man Booker Prize for Fiction Win
Bob Marley. The CIA. Politics. Gang warfare. What's not to love? The judges of the Man Booker Prize thought so; they named Jamaican Marlon James as this year's award winner.
A New Collection of Children's Books Intends to Subvert Your Ideas of Princesses
The heroines of these stories neither live in castles nor wait for their charming prince to come and rescue them.
Belarusian Author and Journalist Svetlana Alexievich Wins 2015 Nobel Prize in Literature
Alexievich is the 14th woman to win a Nobel Prize in Literature, and the first Russian-language author to be granted the honor since 1987, when Joseph Brodsky received the prize.
Portrait of Nobel Literary Prize Winner Pablo Neruda Sparks Debate About Rape Culture in Chile
Chilean poet Pablo Neruda included an account of a rape in his memoir. Now, an artist reimagines the author's memoir with a new title, "I Confess That I Have Raped."