This Week in Writing
Writer Michel Faber, author of The Crimson Petal and the White, has announced The Book of Strange New Things, will not only be his new but also his last novel to write and publish.
Ali Mazrui, scholar and author of The Africans: A Triple Heritage passedaway on Oct. 12th at 81 years old. Meshack Asare is the 2015 recipient of the NSK Neustadt Prize granted by World Literature Today, a magazine of the University of Oklahoma, making him the frist African to win the award for Children’s Literature.
Essayist, poet and translator Michael Hofmann will host a live Q&A on Thursday Oct. 30th. Michael Hoffman has translated around 70 books from German to English, including Kafka’s multiple work, aside from Joseph Roth, Patrick Suskind and more, winning the Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize, and English Arts Council grant.
Martha Weinman Lear, writer of medical memoir Heartsounds, comes out with a rueful epilogue about her own recent challenges with heart disease, Echoes of Heartsounds.