A transcript of Mario Vargas Llosa’s Nobel lecture from 2010, where he describes reading and fiction as a parallel life where we can take refuge against adversity.
Reality is fragile on the outer fringe of digital literature. A project by Andy Campbell, Nightingaleâ€™s Playground is a narrative in many parts. You can get the eBook here, but that is only part of the story. Follow the story of a teenage schoolboy whose best friend Alex mysteriously disappears.
We start the new decade with the man most likely to shape it. ‘Only very rarely has a person to the same extent as Obama captured the worldâ€™s attention and given its people hope for a better future.’ Barack Obama’s Nobel lecture in full sets out a course of action for the coming ten years.
Jean-Marie Gustave Le ClÃ©zio won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2008. He borrows the title of his lecture from Swedish writer Stig Dagerman who presented a writers paradox: all he wanted was to write for those who are hungry but discovers that is only those who have plenty to eat who have the leisure to take notice of his existence. This book is a transcript of that speech.
Herta MÃ¼ller was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2009. This free eBook is a transcript of her acceptance speech and includes a telephone interview and an introduction by Georgia Brown.
Three father and daughter short stories set around the time when a daughter begins to lose her innocence. Suddenly sheâ€™s not Daddyâ€™s little girl anymore. Features stories from Mark Czanik, Celeste Robichaud and Tim Sanders.
A lively collection of non-fiction writing from M Y Alam, which pulls together his articles that appeared in the Route newspaper from 2000-2001. Full of wry observations of the world he finds himself in and includes his responses to the Bradford riots and September 11.
â€˜Compelling and controversialâ€™ – Northern Exposure
Doris Lessing was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2007. In the customary lecture that accompanies a Nobel award, Lessing gave a speech on the value of reading and its importance to a general education. This book is a transcript of that speech.
Harold Pinter was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2005. In the customary lecture that accompanies a Nobel award, Pinter gave a speech on political atrocity within the framework of language. This book is a transcript of that speech.
Istanbulâ€™s Orhan Pamuk was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2006. In the customary lecture that accompanies a Nobel award, Pamuk gave a speech on the nature of writing, humanity, a love of books and the essential purpose of literature. This book is a transcript of that speech.