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Soft foods helped humans form 'f' and 'v' sounds

Mar 14 2019: According to researchers, the English language might never have enjoyed a richness of F-words had it not been for early farmers and the food processing they favored. Dairy products and other soft foods, such as gruel, porridge, soup and stews, helped shape our faces, ...

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Nobel Prize for Literature will be announced this fall--for 2018 and 2019

Mar 05 2019: After skipping 2018's announcement due to scandal, the Nobel Foundation has announced that the Nobel Prize in Literature will be awarded in 2019 - and that Laureates will be announced for both 2018 and 2019.

According to the press release: "During the past year, the...

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Women's Prize for Fiction longlist announced

Mar 05 2019: The longlist for The Women's Prize for Fiction 2019 have been announced. The winner will be declared in June.

The Silence of the Girls by Pat Barker
Remembered by Yvonne Battle-Felton
My Sister, the Serial Killer Oyinkan Braithwaite
The Pisces Melissa Broder
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Legal threats from Broadway’s ‘Mockingbird’ sink productions around the country

Mar 01 2019: Across America, small theaters are canceling productions of Harper Lee’s "To Kill a Mockingbird," citing a threat of litigation from a powerful, sharp-elbowed Broadway producer related to a contract that dates back half a century.

The theaters were planning to stage ...

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Squinky pigsquiffle! How Roald Dahl teaches children creative swearing

Feb 28 2019: The Guardian has a fun article on Susan Rennie's book, Roald Dahl’s Rotsome and Repulsant Words, which is worth a read for all Dahl fans, and particularly lovers of his 1982 classic, The BFG:

If a small child were to walk up to the lexicographer Susan Rennie in the ...

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Silicon Valley billionaire takes over as new sponsor of Booker Prize

Feb 28 2019: Silicon Valley billionaire, philanthropist and author Michael Moritz and his wife Harriet Heyman’s charitable foundation has been announced as the new sponsor of the Booker prize, a month after the Man Group revealed it was ending its 18-year sponsorship of the ...

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The Inner Lives of Book Clubs: Now Available

Feb 26 2019: We are pleased to announce the publication of The Inner Lives of Book Clubs!

This fascinating report is the first to really get to the heart of the book club experience. It's the result of two surveys of more than 5,500 people, combined with BookBrowse's more than ...

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W.E.B. Griffin dies aged 89

Feb 18 2019: Prolific author William E. Butterworth III, who wrote under the name W.E.B. Griffin, has died aged 89.

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