Tag: literary

Arabic Literary Prize Submissions Open

The Sheikh Zayed Book Award is now open for submissions. The award has a reputation for highlighting the most exciting, and often the most challenging work from and about the Arab world. Each winner receives prize money of 750,000 UAE dirhams ($204,000 USD) to both recognize and further enable...

UCLA Brings Aztec From the Past into the Present

vector illustration sketch drawing aztec pattern cacao tree, mayans, cacao beans and decorative borders yellow, red, green, brown, grey colors on white background
In an interesting combination of art and language, a UCLA professor is leading the research for an Aztec text. UCLA historian, Kevin Terraciano, is working with art experts at the Getty Center in collaboration with Italy’s Laurentian Library in Florence to create an online, annotated version of the ancient Florentine Codex —an Aztec text written in Nahuatl dating from 1577....

Latin America’s Literary Pioneer Dies

Gabriel Garcia Marquez, the Colombian author whose enchanting stories of love and mystery seduced millions of readers and put magical realism on the literary map, died on Thursday. Garcia Marquez died at his home in Mexico City, after a bout of pneumonia. He was 87. A prolific writer and an ardent socialist, Garcia Marquez's international fame was won through "One...
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