Maya Angelou, 1928 – 2014.

“Words mean more than what is set down on paper. It takes the human voice to infuse them with shades of deeper meaning.” ― Maya Angelou, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. Marguerite Annie Johnson, or Maya (the nickname her brother gave her), acclaimed author, poet, actor and civil-rights activist, died on 28 May 2014. You may have … Continue reading Maya Angelou, 1928 – 2014.

Walter Scott Prize For Historical Fiction 2014

The shortlist for the Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction 2014 has been announced today. The Walter Scott Prize for historical fiction honours the legacy of Sir Walter Scott, founder of the historical novel. The Prize was first awarded in 2009 for originality and innovation in fiction writing that sheds light on both the present … Continue reading Walter Scott Prize For Historical Fiction 2014