Leaving everything you love for duty: March by Geraldine Brooks

A few months ago, before going on holiday to Australia, I decided to "prepare" for the trip in a bookish way - by reading books written by Aussie authors. That's how I discovered Geraldine Brooks and her Pulitzer-awarded book "March". Let me begin by explaining why this book is special. You might already be familiar with the … Continue reading Leaving everything you love for duty: March by Geraldine Brooks

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About good, evil, and free will: East of Eden by John Steinbeck

East of Eden is the second book written by the Nobel and Pulitzer winner John Steinbeck that I read, after previously reading the short story The Pearl. Considered by Steinbeck his magnum opus*, East of Eden is a book about family and brotherhood, about good and evil, about jealousy and pride, and about the way history repeats … Continue reading About good, evil, and free will: East of Eden by John Steinbeck

Six of the most famous literary awards

Have you ever wondered what writers actually win when they receive literary awards (apart from the fame associated with the prize)? Keep on reading to find out about six famous literary awards and their prizes. First I present an overview of the literary awards and their prizes, and then I briefly talk about each of them. Without … Continue reading Six of the most famous literary awards