Mónica Rodríguez, Premio Cervantes Chico 2018


Mónica Rodríguez El galardón, dedicado a la literatura infantil y juvenil, tienen en cuenta criterios como la popularidad y la utilización de la obra del escritor como recurso educativo y didáctico ABC@abc_cultura Actualizado:20/07/2018 14:29h Noticias relacionadas La escritora Mónica Rodríguez ha sido la ganadora de la última edición del Premio Cervantes Chico, un prestigioso reconocimiento […]

308. Sarah and Amanda are Terrible at Watching TV (But We Talk About it Anyway)


Amanda tweeted that she’s terrible at watching tv, which is something I’ve said about myself many, many times. When I asked her about it, we started a long conversation about series, storytelling in pieces, trusting the storyteller and fearing enjoyment. We talk about investing time, energy, empathy, and attention in tv shows, and watching series […]

Why Trump’s Hawks Back the MEK Terrorist Cult


Siavosh Hosseini/NurPhoto via Getty Images MEK leader Maryam Rajavi presiding over a rally in memory of the group’s members killed in Iraq in 2013, Tirana, Albania, September 1, 2017 On July 22, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is scheduled to address an Iranian-American audience at the Reagan Presidential Library in California. The speech is part […]

Cooking with Leonora Carrington


In Valerie Stivers’s Eat Your Words series, she cooks up recipes drawn from the works of various writers. To capture the weird factor in Carrington’s work, I used a molecular-gastronomy technique to make balsamic gel beads. Surrealism today is mostly a chapter in art history, so it’s difficult to appreciate the wildness and power it once had, or […]

Poetry Rx: I Loved My Friend


In our column Poetry Rx, readers write in with a specific emotion and our resident poets—Sarah Kay, Kaveh Akbar, and Claire Schwartz—take turns prescribing the perfect poems to match. This week, Claire Schwartz is on the line. © Ellis Rosen Dear Poets, What do you do when the person you thought would be your best friend forever and […]

The Saddest Children’s Book in the World


What could be simpler than a bubble, a thin little floating membrane, the symbol of an innocent, trouble-free childhood? But it is said that one cannot live in a bubble—it’s right there in the definition: “a good or fortunate situation that is isolated from reality or unlikely to last.” In this jagged world, bubbles burst. […]

La Feria Internacional del Libro tiene cita en Perú


La Feria Internacional del Libro tiene cita en Perú Es Noticia ABC ABC Cultura Menú Copyright © DIARIO ABC, S.L. Cultura España es el Invitado de Honor en el Festival Internacional del Libro de Lima – FIL LIMA 2018 39 editoriales españolas viajarán hasta la ciudad de Lima como País Invitado de Honor ABC Actualizado:19/07/2018 […]

BookLoversCon 2019 Registration Opens July 23


Set yourself a calendar reminder if you’re interested in going to BookLovers Con in New Orleans in 2019: registration will open on Monday July 23, at noon CDT.  The list of authors attending is still growing, but there are many already featured on the website. The conference fee is $395 for five days of activities scheduled […]

Ten Questions Brett Kavanaugh Must Answer


Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh listening as President Donald Trump announced Kavanaugh’s nomination at the White House, Washington, D.C., July 9, 2018 With his selection of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to fill Justice Anthony Kennedy’s seat on the United States Supreme Court, President Donald Trump has the opportunity to alter the makeup of […]

The Radical Notion of a Smartphone-Free Campus


There’s a scene in Don DeLillo’s story “Midnight in Dostoevsky” that reflects on the current omnipresence of digital media and the relative oasis that the college classroom can be. Here we are in a laughably self-serious logic seminar, where the wizardly professor, Ilgauskas, utters one-line axioms before the small group of anxious, if intrigued, students: […]

The Handwriting of Famous People


The Romans were among the first to develop a written script, and their penmanship was round and even. In the Middle Ages, the price of parchment soared, and handwriting, accordingly, became small and condensed. Years later, in the eighteenth century, elegant handwriting became a sign of refinement. Later still, in the twentieth century, American schools […]

Inventio Fortunata, el libro perdido que se inventó el Polo Norte


Datado en el siglo XIV, desapareció sin dejar rastro. Su influencia marcó la geografía de varios siglos. Cuenta la leyenda que un monje franciscano emprendió un largo y complicado viaje desde Oxford hasta alcanzar las regiones más septentrionales del planeta. Corría el año 1360, y, cuando volvió a la corte del rey Eduardo III, presentó […]

Los editores de «Fariña»: «Nos han hecho un gran favor, al final han colocado el libro abriendo telediarios»


Nacho Carretero, autor de «Fariña», posa con el libro – EFE Libros del K.O. reconoce que la obra de Nacho Carretero, que estuvo tres meses secuestrada por una demanda del exalcalde de O Grove, ha tenido un recorrido que jamás hubieran logrado si hubieran tenido que pagar una campaña de publicidad EFE@abc_cultura MadridActualizado:18/07/2018 19:18h Noticias […]