Christopher Rodgers

“Writing in verse was both extremely demanding and very rewarding”: Amitav Ghosh

Writing in verse format comes with its own set of challenges, but is hugely rewarding, says 2018 Jnanpith Prize winner and acclaimed author Amitav Ghosh. Gosh’s Jungle Nama: A Sundarban Story, which is in verse format, has now been converted into an audiobook available on Audible, read by Pakistani writer …

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Miles Morales sees big sales in December

Sony had a lot of success with Spider-Man back in December, and it looks like the success has spread beyond the release of Spider-Man: No Path Home. According to industry analyst @BenjiSales, Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales saw a sharp increase in digital sales on PlayStation 5 last month, rising to …

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The author receives the “Woman of the Year” award

SHILLONG, January 9: Renowned author Minimon Laloo received the “Woman of the Year 2021” award from the House of Letters (India), Bhubaneswar, Odisha, in recognition of the work and contributions to society and personal life achievements in literature, education, art, culture et al.Besides writing Khasi books, she also wrote “Meghalaya …

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President calls for more literary works for children | Society

President Nguyen Xuan Phuc (Photo: VNA) Hanoi (VNA) – President Nguyen Xuan Phuc attended a ceremony in Hanoi on January 9 to launch a campaign on the creation of literary works for children and to present the first young author’s prize. The campaign focuses on two genres of prose and …

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Nintendo Switch reportedly surpassed Nintendo Wii lifetime sales

It was bound to happen at some point, but it looks like the Nintendo Switch has now overtaken the Nintendo Wii when it comes to lifetime console sales. After another strong holiday season for the Switch until the end of 2021, Nintendo was finally able to beat its own milestone …

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Why it’s different from any other show

“Hey, New York.” The simple but calming first words spoken at the start of every episode of the HBO docuseries How to deal with John Wilson might not initially sound poetic. This is, after all, a fairly common greeting. It’s a simple hello to the city where the show is …

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modern Irish music told in Legacies

LyricFM, 7 p.m. Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts the New York Metropolitan Opera, performing Grammy Award-winning jazz musician and composer Terence Blanchard’s adaptation of Charles M Blow’s moving memoir Fire shut up in my bones. This way RTÉ Radio 1 Extra, 8 p.m. Weekly, internationally-broadcast LGBT * radio program produced in Los …

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10 things to consider before planning a major in English literature

English Literature is a subject that can change your life and make you a different person. This is what graduates of this subject say. It changes your perspective on world issues and makes you quite a cultured person. It is a vast subject which, if you take it seriously, can …

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Carl Bernstein’s praise for the newspaper industry

The Star was known as a writer’s diary, often more creative and entertaining than the heavier Post. It was the first proving ground for some of the best journalists of our time, including national political reporter David Broder, who eventually migrated to The Post, New Yorker investigative star Jane Mayer, …

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Martín Espada: stacks of books, from poetry to photography

ESPADA: I am in the middle of “Deaf Republic”, poems by Ilya Kaminsky, who was born in the former Soviet Union and now lives in Atlanta. There has been a battle this week between this book and my scoring. The book continues to win. I should have finished writing by …

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