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Rick and Morty Creator, Dan Harmon, Is Working on a TV Adaptation of Kurt Vonnegut’s The Sirens of Titan

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Dan Harmon is best known for creating the hugely popular cartoon Rick and Morty which deals with philosophical ideas through the lens of a naive young boy named Morty going on adventures through space with his alcoholic, cynical grandfather named Rick. With season three well in its way, it seems Harmon is now working on a television adaptation of Kurt Vonnegut’s novel The Sirens of Titan. Read More

Cast Your Eyes over This Literary Map of the World

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We love books because they can transport us from our own little corner of the world and allow us to visit far off places we may never get to see in real life. We’ve been on road trips across the United States with Jack Kerouac, visited England in the 1800’s with Charles Dickens, and mixed with Russian nobles in War and Peace.

Good literature can allow us to taste the flavour of a country without leaving the house and can broaden our horizons almost as much as travelling. The site Global English Editing has put together a fantastic map of the world that shows each country being represented by its most famous book. Some countries have a number of highly respected authors, do you agree with each countries’ selection? Read More

Check out These 10 Awesome Game of Thrones Tattoos While You Wait for the New Season

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Season seven of Game of Thrones is right around the corner and we can’t believe we still have to wait a few days before we can finally catch up with Tyrion, Daenerys, Jon Snow, and the gang. With the end of the show in sight, it looks like this season will be even more epic than ever and we just can’t wait until Sunday! To help make the wait more bearable, check out these ten awesome Game of Thrones-themed tattoos. Read More

Author Zadie Smith Has Two New Books in the Works

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Author Zadie Smith first came to prominence when she published her first book, White Teeth, in the year 2000 at the age of just 24. White Teeth received critical acclaim and she has since gone on to publish four more successful books since then. Fans of Smith’s work will be pleased to learn that the author has not one, but two books in the works, and they’re expected to be published from 2019 onwards. Read More

The Final Wolf Hall Book Will Likely Be Delayed, Says Hilary Mantel

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Hilary Mantel’s Wolf Hall trilogy has been a huge success since the first book made its debut in 2009. Both it and its sequel, Bring up the Bodies, won the Man Booker prize and the third and final instalment is highly anticipated by readers. If you’re a fan of the series then we’ve got bad news, Hilary Mantel has stated it’s becoming “increasingly unlikely” that the final entry, entitled The Mirror and the Light, will be released in 2018 as she had hoped. Read More

Listen to George R.R. Martin Explain Why We Love Fantasy

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Fantasy is one of the most popular genres in literature, and it’s not hard to see why. Writers like J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, J.K. Rowling, and Terry Pratchett have taken us on journeys and adventures we could never have imagined. We’ve celebrated Bilbo Baggins’ 111th birthday in the Shire, we’ve had snowball fights in Narnia, played Quidditch at Hogwarts, and lived upon a turtle’s back in Discworld. Fantasy allows us to escape our normal lives and live out the dreams we had as children. Read More

HBO Currently Developing Watchmen TV Series

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Watchmen was a comic series that began its run in 1986 and followed a group of flawed vigilantes as they struggled combat evil in a gritty alternative version of New York. After finishing its run in 1987, the comics were compiled into a graphic novel which has since become widely regarded as one of the most important graphic novels of al time, Written by Alan Moore and illustrated by Dave Gibbons, the story subverts comic book genres rules in a variety of ways and shows comics are by no means just for kids.

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Barack Obama to Pen Foreword for Upcoming Book Written by Former White House Photographer

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Former White House photographer, Pete Souza, captured some of the most iconic images of the Obama administration and many of his photographs have been seen by million across the globe. Souza is currently working on a book called Obama: An Intimate Portrait, which will give readers a look at some of the more private moments of Obama’s time as President. Read More

Lost Dictionary of Slang Written by Anthony Burgess Discovered

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Writer Anthony Burgess is best known for his modern classic novel A Clockwork Orange, which centres around a gang who engages in ultra violence whilst speaking in a Russian-influenced style of slang invented by Burgess called ‘Nadsat’. Burgess was fascinated by slang and, over 50 years ago, began writing a slang dictionary, which was thought lost but has now been rediscovered. Read More

Bob Dylan Finally Delivered his Nobel Lecture and you can listen to it

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In late 2016, it was announced that singer/songwriter Bob Dylan had been awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature. His winning of the award caused a slight stir among some bibliophiles whilst others argued his soulful lyrics were worthy of such a prize. Things were further complicated when it was revealed that Dylan had ignored the academy’s attempts to contact him. Read More