Stories tagged: Literature
Tue., Dec. 27, 2016, 3:58 p.m.
‘Watership Down’ author Richard Adams dies at age 96
British author Richard Adams, whose 1972 book “Watership Down” became a classic of children’s literature, has died, according to his daughter. He was 96.
Wed., Nov. 16, 2016, 1:43 p.m.
Nobel no-show: Dylan not coming to Stockholm to get prize
Bob Dylan won’t be coming to Stockholm to pick up his 2016 Nobel Prize for literature at the Dec. 10 prize ceremony.
Sun., Oct. 23, 2016
Spokane is Reading: Anthony Marra’s mixtape
Some read “The Tsar of Love and Techno” and see it as a novel. Others take it as a collection of linked short stories, as is described on the book …
Sat., Oct. 22, 2016, 6:54 a.m.
Nobel academy member calls Bob Dylan’s silence ‘arrogant’
A member of the Swedish Academy that awarded the 2016 Nobel Prize in literature to Bob Dylan says the U.S. singer-songwriter’s silence since receiving the honor is “impolite and arrogant.”
Thu., Oct. 13, 2016, 1:15 p.m.
Column: For Bob Dylan, the Nobel Prize goes pop
In something of an upset, Bob Dylan was named Thursday as the winner of the Nobel Prize for literature, the first to come from popular music.
UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 13, 2016, 1:32 p.m.
Something is happening: Bob Dylan wins Nobel in literature
American singer-songwriter Bob Dylan won the 2016 Nobel Prize in literature on Thursday, a stunning announcement that for the first time bestowed the prestigious award on a musician for “having …
Thu., Aug. 18, 2016
100 years ago in Spokane: Famous mystery author Mary Roberts Rinehart interviewed about interviewing
From our archives, 100 years ago Acclaimed mystery author Mary Roberts Rinehart was in Spokane, and was interviewed by a Spokane Daily Chronicle reporter on the subject of – being …
Wed., May 18, 2016, 10:52 a.m.
Rare ‘Alice’s Adventure in Wonderland’ copy from 1865 going to auction
A first print-run of Lewis Carroll’s “Alice’s Adventure in Wonderland” is heading to auction, where it could fetch as much as $3 million.
UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 3, 2015, 7:29 p.m.
Novel too sexual for high school seniors, Coeur d’Alene school committee says
A novel that chronicles the difficult transition to American culture by a family from India contains descriptions of sexual conduct that are too explicit for high school seniors, a Coeur …
Tue., June 2, 2015
Doctors recognizing that reading, writing can be therapeutic
‘I really didn’t believe I would make it through childhood, but the act of writing brought me through.” Allison Adelle Hedge Coke’s voice is whispery on the other end of …
Sun., Oct. 12, 2014
‘Swamplandia!’ author Karen Russell, headed to Spokane
To see childhood the most clearly required a certain number of years for Karen Russell, whose novel “Swamplandia!” – this year’s Spokane is Reading pick – stars an adolescent girl …
Fri., Oct. 3, 2014
Writers, visual artists team up for Verbatim
It’s an art experiment: Mix two creative types, and see what happens. Spokane is invited to observe the results Saturday at Verbatim, part gallery show and part stage show by …
Fri., April 11, 2014
Abrams’ comic novel ‘Fobbit’ looks at war from a different angle
Before he arrived in Iraq, David Abrams expected to be shaking sand out of his underwear and taking showers maybe once a week. Then his plane delivered him in Baghdad, …
Thu., April 10, 2014
Personal experiences with prejudice inform Divakaruni’s work
Chitra Divakaruni can laugh now about the people who shouted at her in public after 9/11. “Go back to Iraq!” they’d holler, or some similar jeer. But the aggression was …
Mon., April 7, 2014
Poet George Bilgere embraces his lot in life
There’s not a lot of leverage in the middle, not at first glance. As a man in the middle – of life, of the country, of the socioeconomic spectrum – …
Sun., April 6, 2014
Spokane ‘texture’ comes through in ‘Shorties’
Kevin Taylor has a theory: Everybody in Spokane has a story about living here, one of those “only in Spokane” tales that, OK, could happen elsewhere but that seem so …
Sun., Nov. 10, 2013
In Nance Van Winckel’s second book out this year, a Spokane-centered family eyes its past
A train crash, a family swept to sea, a dropped baby, a botched surgery. The events in Nance Van Winckel’s short-story collection “Boneland” are dramatic and life-altering. But her stories …
Fri., Nov. 1, 2013
C-SPAN to profile Coeur d’Alene
Coeur d’Alene’s history and literary life – yes, it has a literary life – will be featured on C-SPAN in December. A production team from the public affairs TV network …
Sat., June 15, 2013
A way with words
Sure, there’s national poetry month. It’s April, in case you’ve been under a rock. And some people celebrate children’s poetry week. Kenn Nesbitt, the Spokane author named children’s poet laureate …
Thu., May 2, 2013
Mead senior wins national poetry recitation competition
Langston Ward, a senior at Mead High School, is the national Poetry Out Loud champion, rising to the top from hundreds of thousands of students who recited poetry on stages …
Fri., April 5, 2013
Enjoy a literary feast, with a side of pie, whiskey
Readings by celebrated authors. Free pie.
Sat., Feb. 9, 2013
Pockets of prose
Twenty years before she died, Kathryn Rantala’s sister wrote 20 pages covering the history of her life. Excerpts:
Sun., April 8, 2012
Out & About: Sign-up deadline looms for Kid Fishing event
OUTFISH – April 20 is the deadline to sign up kids ages 5-14 for the May 5 Kid Fishing event at Clear Lake. Up to 950 youths will be preassigned …
Sun., Jan. 22, 2012
Book Notes: Novelist Egan set to read at GU
Time to mark your calendars for some upcoming author readings. Jennifer Egan, who won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 2011 for “A Visit from the Good Squad,” will give …
Thu., Oct. 6, 2011, 8:25 a.m.
Swedish poet Transtromer wins Nobel in literature
The 2011 Nobel Prize in literature was awarded today to Tomas Transtromer of Sweden, whose surrealistic works about the mysteries of the human mind won him wide recognition as the …
Sun., Sept. 11, 2011
Book Notes: Make plans to visit Monkeyboy Books
Here’s a terrific downtown shop that all Spokane book lovers should know about: Monkeyboy Books, 123 S. Wall St. This is a used bookstore right across the atrium from the …
Sun., Sept. 4, 2011
WSU nets $1.8 million classic angling book collection
Language scholars and fishermen have a new run of information to explore in the Palouse, thanks to a Spokane couple. Washington State University has netted an historic collection of classic …
Sun., July 10, 2011
Book Notes: Cheney author moves into fiction
Cheney author John R. Soennichsen has had plenty of success with his nonfiction books, including “Bretz’s Flood: The Remarkable Story of a Rebel Geologist and the World’s Greatest Flood” and …
Sun., May 8, 2011
Book Notes: Get Lit!, Big Read big hits
The Get Lit! and Big Read numbers are in, and they’re impressive: • An estimated attendance of 3,000 for Get Lit!’s 50-plus events.
Sun., May 1, 2011
Book Notes: Barker to read from ‘Taliban Shuffle’
Here’s an acclaimed Afghan war memoir with a Spokane connection: “Taliban Shuffle: Strange Days in Afghanistan,” by Kim Barker. Barker’s byline is familiar to longtime readers of The Spokesman-Review, since …