7 Nobel Speeches by 7 Great Writers

I came across this terrific site today. It has recordings of the Nobel acceptance speeches of William Faulkner, Bertrand Russell, Ernest Hemingway, John Steinbeck, V.S. Naipaul, Orhan Pamuk, and Mario Vargas Llosa. Yes, I know they’re all on youtube, but it’s nice to have them collected together. Some are as you’d expect: Hemingway delivering simple,…

Irish Renaissance: Astonishing Fiction from The Emerald Isle … again

                  In 2013, it was Donal Ryan‘s brilliant debut novel The Spinning Heart. In 2014, it was the stunning A Girl is a Half-formed Thing by Eimear McBride, and Colin Barrett‘s luminous short story collection called Young Skins. This year it’s Sara Baume‘s Spill Simmer Falter Wither,…