for writers and readers….

Louise Glück on not knowing if the silence will end… QUOTES FOR WRITERS

I go through two, three years writing nothing. Zero. Not a sentence. Not bad poems I discard, not notes toward poems. Nothing. And you don’t know in those periods that … Continue reading

October 11, 2020 · Leave a comment

Nobel Prize in Literature will be awarded twice this year

The Nobel Prize in Literature is coming back this autumn AND prizes for both 2018 and 2019 will be awarded. Last year’s award was cancelled following accusations of rape against … Continue reading

March 6, 2019 · 3 Comments

Bob Dylan won’t be going to the Nobel Prize Ceremony, but the clock will still start to tick…

It was revealed on Wednesday that Bob Dylan won’t be going to Stockholm in December because “pre-existing commitments” prevent him from traveling. I suppose given his consistent attitude towards media attention … Continue reading

November 18, 2016 · Leave a comment

Quotes for writers (and people who like quotes) ALICE MUNRO

There are no such things as big and little subjects. The major things, the evils, that exist in the world have a direct relationship to the evil that exists around … Continue reading

October 13, 2013 · 2 Comments

Nobel Prize for Literature – the next best thing to a short list and Bob Dylan’s on it

As I explained in a post back in May the organisers do not reveal the writers who make the short list for each year’s Nobel Prize so the bookies have … Continue reading

October 8, 2013 · 3 Comments

DID you know that the shortlist for the Nobel Prize for Literature 2013 is…

….well, I can’t reveal the names because they won’t be released for another 50 years but the list has apparently been whittled down to five from the 195 submitted for … Continue reading

May 21, 2013 · 2 Comments