Category Archives: literature

London Book Fair

International book industry excellence recognised at the London Book Fair

Seven international young entrepreneurs have been shortlisted for pioneering digital publishing award. The winner will be announced at the International Book Industry Excellence Awards on Tuesday, April 8, 2014, as part of the London Book Fair.

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Literary Deck Chair at Ways With Words

Ways With Words now in its 21st year

Literary Deck Chair at Ways With Words
Literary deck chair. Picture: © Copyright Derek Harper and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.

The Telegraph Ways With Words Festival of Words and Ideas arrives at picturesque Dartington Hall on Friday, July 6. Local, national and international names in literature, history, broadcasting and journalism will flock to the 10-day event, now in its 21st year.

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Professor Ilan Pappe of Exeter University

Exeter University professor re-examines the troubled land of Israel and Palestine

Professor Ilan Pappe of Exeter University

The boundaries between professional historiography, moral commitment and fiction have been re-examined in new publications on the troubled land of Israel and Palestine. Professor Ilan Pappe, an acclaimed political historian from Exeter University and expert on Palestinian-Israeli relations, has recently published challenging books on the issue.

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composer Jonathan Lee

Performance of new music for choirs based on young people’s poems

composer Jonathan Lee

A premiere of a new piece of music for choirs, based on poems from young people across Devon has been specially commissioned for the EXEtreme Imagination Children and Young People’s Literature festival. The performance involving five Exeter school choirs will focus on the poems selected from a competition and will be performed on Thursday, November 4 at 7pm at the Northcott Theatre.

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Phillip Pullman at Exeter University for Honorary Degree

Northern Lights, first in Phillip Pulman's Dark Material Trilogy

Whitbread award-winning author Philip Pullman will speak at Exeter University about the ways in which we read, and the connection between stories and pictures. The public lecture Reading in the Borderland is on Friday, January 22 at 6.15pm. He has also been invited to Exeter to be presented with an Honorary Degree at the Winter Graduation Ceremony.

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Any poets out there? Teignmouth arts group calls for poems with a twist

There was a theme for National Poetry Day, which took place on Thursday, October 8, which was Heroes and Heroines, and true to its artistic form, the Teignmouth Arts Advisory Group set out to celebrate and support the day with a twist.

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Orange Prize winning Helen Dunmore features in Exeter Uni’s creative writing journal, Riptide

Riptide, a Exeter University-based creative writing journal, is launching its fourth volume of new short fiction on Wednesday, October 14.

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Dartingon old by Simon Van Booy picks up top literary award

Dartington alumnus, Simon Van Booy, has won the world’s richest and most prestigious short story prize, the Frank O’Connor award, for his second collection, Love Begins in Winter.

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Golding’s literary legacy shines in Exeter

Nobel Prize winning novelist and Cornwall’s most famous literary son, the late Sir William Golding, is being celebrated by the University of Exeter at a special memorial lecture on Thursday, March 5. Golding’s daughter, Judy Carver is showing her support by attending and sponsoring the inaugural lecture organised by the University’s Centre for South West Writing.

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