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Mary Shelley

Invention, it must be humbly admitted, does not consist in creating out of void, but out of chaos.

Jean Marzollo

"I spy with my little eye something that is..." Jean Marzollo, best-known for the bestselling children's series I Spy, passed away on Tuesday, April 10 at the age of 75. Over the course of her life, she wrote more than 150 books – "some factual, some fanciful, all...

Quote of the Week | George North, the Original Bard?

In February, Shakespearean purists sat a little straighter in their chairs. Independent researcher Dennis McCarthy and English scholar June Schlueter had just announced what Michael Witmore, the director of the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, called a...

Quote of the Week | Gerald Murnane

Chances are you've never heard of this author or the South Australian town he comes from. The Paris Review called the man "one of the most original and brilliant writers at work today," and The New Yorker called his third novel, The Plains, written in 1982 and...

Quote of the Week | Tara Westover

The literary world's been buzzing over Tara Westover's brutally-honest, family-oriented memoir, Educated, since it was published by Random House at the end of February. Westover wrote the book after completing her Ph.D. at Cambridge – an unlikely environment, perhaps,...

Quote of the Week | Stephen Hawking

The world lost one of its greatest minds last Wednesday. Stephen Hawking – physicist, best-selling author, and a "Living Metaphor for the Scientific Endeavor" – was renowned for his work on gravity and the origins of the universe, themes most famously explored in his...

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