Literature


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1 September 2021

20 different ways to say hello from all around the world

The multicultural society we live in allows us to enrich ourselves in cultural diversity and is a great chance to learn from other cultures. Language is […]
1 September 2021

Zimbabwean novelist announced as the next contributor to the Future Library in Norway

The Zimbabwean novelist, playwright, filmmaker and activist Tsitsi Dangarembga (born 4 February 1959) has been named as the eighth writer to contribute to the Future Library. […]
26 August 2021

Public library in Mechelen among the top 5 in the world

The Predikheren library in Mechelen, Belgium, narrowly missed out on winning the award for best library in the world on August 19, 2021. From no fewer […]
8 July 2021

10 books to lose yourself in this summer

What makes a summer read special? Is it our state of mind, relaxed and ready to immerse in something other than work? Is it like eating? […]
29 June 2021

10 of the best travel books

1. London Orbital by Ian Sinclair I’ve recently begun the Promenade Verte, a 60km trail around the outskirts of Brussels, taking in lovingly-tended guerrilla allotments and […]
23 April 2021

How are literary conferences adapting to the post-Covid world?

In the garden I stood holding up a T-shirt from the stall when I heard his voice. “Hey, you already bought two, leave some for me.” […]
23 April 2021

Shakespeare’s Birthday, the 10 best places to celebrate

23rd April is Shakespeare’s birth and deathday. It’s almost as if he had written it himself – the ultimate English Bard was born and died on […]
22 April 2021

Bookshops, essential social and cultural harbours in times of pandemic

During the last year the book industry and the bookselling sector have suffered and struggled for survival as many other economic and cultural sectors. But this […]
14 April 2021

5 books to read before you visit Portugal

Portugal is a country of unparalleled beauty. Besides this, according InterNations it ranks in first position for quality-of-life countries in Europe as well as third in […]
10 March 2021

10 books to bring springtime rushing in

Booklovers know the pleasure of reading is not all about curling up with a hot drink in front of a flickering fire. Those first days of […]
5 March 2021

Jim Haynes: The man who had the whole world in his address book

Around the year 2000, I was working as a gopher for a comedy and music club in Paris. Shows took place on the banks of Canal […]
2 March 2021

Celebrating the works of Dr. Seuss

March 2nd marks the birthday of famous children’s author Dr. Seuss, a day to celebrate the crazy characters and unique world he created. Here we take […]
25 February 2021

Around the World with Graham Greene

Escape. The word echoes around Graham Greene’s library. It’s there in the title of his 1980 autobiography, Ways of Escape. Nearly all his characters are in […]
5 February 2021

Best ethical international online book shops

As an English speaker having spent several years living in non-English speaking countries, I am familiar with the frequent dilemma of where to buy my English-language […]
28 January 2021

10 Books to Read Before You Visit Brussels

Synonymous with EU power, its centre carved up by the car lobby in the fifties and sixties, Brussels is a European conurbation associated, by many people, […]
25 January 2021

Gay men in love: 1850s to 1950s

The 1850s were a difficult time for anyone who was gay. More than 100,000 service men were removed from the army simply because they were homosexuals. […]
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