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7 Little Known Facts about Ernest Hemingway
Published by Ashly Moore Sheldon
July 20, 2021

Literary giant Ernest Hemingway was a bullish character who captured the public interest with his colorful life. An ardent adventurer, he poured his experiences into rich, stirring tales, written in his singular, understated prose. To celebrate his birthday, here are seven surprising facts about the iconic figure.

15 Marvelous Book-to-Screen Adaptations from Masterpiece
Published by Ashly Moore Sheldon
May 25, 2021

And in the category of our favorite things: Book-to-screen adaptations! For over fifty years now, Masterpiece (Formerly Masterpiece Theatre) has been bringing fantastic novels to the small screen in the form of series, miniseries, and movies.

The Essential John Irving
Published by Ashly Moore Sheldon
March 01, 2021

This week we celebrate the birthday of acclaimed American-Canadian author John Irving, born on March 3, 1942. With a career that has spanned five decades, his work is marked by a tension between tradition and nonconformity, reverence and rebellion. Here we highlight five of his essential titles, as well as their screen adaptations.

Sylvia and Ted: Their Troubled Romance
Published by Ashly Moore Sheldon
February 26, 2021

Sixty-five years ago today, Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes met at a party in Cambridge. Their connection was immediate, powerful, and violent—a portent of their future together. Almost exactly seven years later Plath would die by suicide.

Poetry in the Spotlight
Published by Ashly Moore Sheldon
February 15, 2021

From the spellbinding elegance of National Youth Poet Laureate Amanda Gorman’s recent spoken-word performances to Instagram poet Kate Baer’s bestselling debut collection, poetry is definitely having a moment. Here we spotlight fresh new voices in verse.


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