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Monthly Archives: July 2010
This week Dublin has become only the fourth city to be designated an “UNESCO City of Literature”. Joining Edinburgh, Melbourne and Iowa City, Dublin now shares the coveted distinction and honor. Mary Hanafin, Ireland’s Minister of Tourism, said that the … Continue reading
Post from Michaela Potter at briefcasetobackpack.com “Meet, Plan, Go!” A Nationwide Event to Help People Realize Their Travel Dreams On September 14, 2010, Briefcase to Backpack and Three Month Visa will be hosting Meet, Plan, Go! a free, nationwide event … Continue reading
In the latest stop of the Notable Dead Summer Exhumation Tour 2010, Romanian scientists disinterred the remains of former dictator Nicolae Ceausescu and his wife, Elena, from a military cemetery in Bucharest to take DNA samples and verify their identities. The … Continue reading
Summer vacation time is here again, and this year, as very other year the chattering classes and book reviewers have told us what they expect you to pack for the beaches and the mountains. This year on the fiction front, … Continue reading
A few European library favorites from our readers.
Yesterday, the World Heritage Committee began its annual meeting to consider requests for the inscription of new sites on UNESCO’s World Heritage List. The session is being held at Brasilia, Brazil, and runs until August 3rd. During this year’s session,35 … Continue reading
A few of my favorite European libraries from an ongoing project. Send us some photos of your favorites.
The following post is by Alison Flood: From novelists to poets and playwrights, would-be French authors are signing- up to take part in France’s first venture into crowdfunded literature. Launched this spring by publisher Éditions du Public, the initiative – … Continue reading
Have you ever thought about the novelist’s process? Would you like a peek behind the scenes of the publishing biz? If you’re even just a little bit curious, check-out Work In Progress. Farrar, Straus and Giroux’s new monthly blog looks at … Continue reading