Best-selling author Nikki Gemmell on ‘After’, a memoir about her mother’s suicide
30 January 2019 | 9:22 am
Best-selling author Nikki Gemmell on 'After', a memoir about her mother's suicide.
13 Jun 2022
13 Jun 2022
Journalist and author Linda Kinstler's new book, "Come to This Court and Cry: How the Holocaust Ends", combines a deeply personal family history during World War II with the universal themes of collective memory, justice and national identity. The topics are all the more relevant as Europe grapples with its worst land war in decades. She joined us on Perspective to tell us more.
13 Aug 2022
Indian-born novelist Salman Rushdie, who has lived under death threats due to his writing, has been stabbed on stage during a literary event. He suffered a wound to the neck and was rushed to hospital.
28 Aug 2022
The Zimbabwean author has been facing trial for the past two years. The verdict is planned for August 26, while many more activists in the country face a similar ordeal.
10 Oct 2022
The Nobel prize in literature has been awarded to Annie Ernaux “for the courage and clinical acuity with which she uncovers the roots, estrangements and collective restraints of personal memory”.
23 Oct 2022
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16 Nov 2022
The Indian author likes to provoke, and Kandasamy's stories of caste and gender suppression seem like a logical reaction to injustice. On November 15, PEN Germany will award her the Hermann Kesten Prize.
17 Nov 2022
A trial pitting Italy's far-right Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni against writer Roberto Saviano started in Rome. It follows an outburst two years ago by Saviano over Meloni's stance on migrants.
28 Nov 2022
The acclaimed author is being awarded the Geschwister-Scholl-Preis for his book "Diary of an Invasion," chronicling Russia's attack on Ukraine in early 2022.
For Robert Douglas Fairhurst, it was being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, an unpredictable and still misunderstood illness. As a literature professor, stories played a key role in helping him make sense of the diagnosis. He recounts the journey in his book "Metamorphosis: A Life in Pieces". The author joined us for Perspective.
After facing years of trial for attending an anti-government protest in her country in 2020, the acclaimed novelist has finally been acquitted. The Booker Prize nominee calls for justice for those mistreated by the law.
Cormac McCarthy, the Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist who in prose both dense and brittle took readers from the southern Appalachians to the desert Southwest in such novels as “The Road,” “Blood Meridian” and “All the Pretty Horses,” died Tuesday. He was 89.
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