Stories tagged: literature
Sat., April 11, 2020
Local author Ian Pisarcik’s debut novel “Before Familiar Woods” explores the consequences of avoiding people who fail to align with our preconceptions, particularly when it comes to children.
Sat., April 4, 2020
Missing your local library or wishing that you could start taking advantage of their children’s book section now that the kids are stuck at home? Luckily, there are many new …
Sat., March 21, 2020
It’s not Disney World, it’s not “Westworld,” it’s “Stranger World.” After an adventurous career outside writing, local author Jack Castle turned his attention toward fiction. Castle’s “Stranger World” series has …
Thu., March 19, 2020
Local young adult author Chris Crutcher reached out to teachers on Facebook on Wednesday morning offering to “visit” their newly online classes.
UPDATED: Sun., March 1, 2020
For author Sarah Hulse, writing has been a beloved and lifelong pursuit. Fascinated by the lesser-reported ramifications of terror acts, her latest book, “Eden Mine,” explores the social and emotional …
Mon., Feb. 24, 2020
The critically acclaimed and award-winning novelist says the two genres have been historically undervalued and overlooked. But the craft of storytelling, even if it’s seen as formulaic, is difficult to …
UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 24, 2020
The Diverse Voices Writing Group is releasing its first anthology chapbook, a collection of poetry, prose, fiction, nonfiction and biography written by local authors.
UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 16, 2019
Shawn Vestal: From the Palouse to the Puget Sound, new book delves into Washington’s lost literary history
In his fascinating new book “Salmon Eaters to Sagebrushers: Washington’s Lost Literary Legacy,” Peter Donahue exhumes the state’s deep literary history from the late 1800s through the 1960s.
UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 10, 2019
Polish novelist Olga Tokarczuk and Austrian author Peter Handke – two writers whose works are deeply intertwined in Europe’s religious, ethnic and social fault lines – won the 2018 and …
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 17, 2019
Chris Crutcher is hoping his newest book, “Losers Bracket,” will be banned somewhere.
Sat., Nov. 10, 2018
Although few Americans made literature out of the First World War, European writers – men who served, women who waited and people who opposed the war – produced novels, memoirs …
Tue., Sept. 25, 2018
Author Eli Saslow tells Northwest Passages crowd that white nationalism can be defeated with community
The writer of a book about the transformation of the movement’s heir apparent said it was relentless humanity that can defuse hatred.
UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 24, 2018
Art Spiegelman, award-winning artist and writer of ‘Maus,’ to give free lecture at Gonzaga University
The New York-based cartoonist is the first guest of the university’s visiting writer series this year. Spiegelman, creator of perhaps the most academically studied comic book of all time, will …
Fri., May 4, 2018
The Nobel Prize in literature will not be awarded this year following sex-abuse allegations and other issues that have affected the public image of the Swedish Academy that selects the …
UPDATED: Fri., April 20, 2018
Best-selling author J.A. Jance, the latest author to be featured by The Spokesman-Review’s Northwest Passages Book Club, is the author of 56 novels, spanning series featuring such characters as Arizona …
Thu., Nov. 16, 2017
A newly discovered Raymond Chandler story has everything from an indictment of the medical industry to some mysterious scribble.
Fri., Oct. 20, 2017
A team of international scientists said Friday that Nobel Prize-winning poet Pablo Neruda did not die of cancer or malnutrition, rejecting the official cause of death but not laying to …
Thu., Oct. 5, 2017
The selection of the 62-year-old Ishiguro marked a return to citing fiction writers following two years of unconventional choices by the Swedish Academy for the$1.1 million prize. It also continues …
UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 5, 2017
Kazuo Ishiguro, the Japanese-born British novelist best known for “The Remains of the Day,” won the Nobel Literature Prize on Thursday.
Tue., Dec. 27, 2016
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
‘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
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 …