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Monthly Archives: July 2010
Dublin Has The Write Stuff
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
Have Travel Dreams ?
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
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Notable Dead Summer Exhumation Tour
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
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What’s on Your Summer Reading List ?
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
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A few European library favorites from our readers.
World Heritage Sites…update
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
Libraries of Europe
A few of my favorite European libraries from an ongoing project. Send us some photos of your favorites.
Would You Crowdfund Your Book ?
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
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A Work In Progress
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
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Franz Kafka instructed that all his manuscripts were to be burned after his death, but his friend Max Brod chose to disregarded the request, setting-up a complicated legal tussle over thousands of pages of manuscripts that has the literary world in a … Continue reading
Posted in Books, Europe, History, Middle East, Writing Tagged Franz Kafka, Israel 1 Comment