September 30, 2014
"Don’t say it was delightful; make us say delightful when we’ve read the description. You see, all those words (horrifying, wonderful, hideous, exquisite) are only like saying to your readers Please will you do the job for me."

— C. S. Lewis

September 25, 2014
"Every book has a soul, the soul of the person who wrote it and the soul of those who read it and dream about it."

— Carlos Ruiz Zafón, The Angel’s Game

July 14, 2014

Nadine Gordimer for 21 Icons Project
Photographer and creator of documentary short films with South Africa’s most special people, Adrian Steirn asked Nadine Gordimer about what it means to be a writer, and about her friend Nelson Mandela. 
Read the complete article.

Nadine Gordimer for 21 Icons Project

Photographer and creator of documentary short films with South Africa’s most special people, Adrian Steirn asked Nadine Gordimer about what it means to be a writer, and about her friend Nelson Mandela. 

Read the complete article.

May 22, 2014

Arundhati Roy Sighting by Mayank Austen Soofi

Arundhati Roy Sighting by Mayank Austen Soofi

April 18, 2014

Two beautiful cartoons to say goodbye to Gabriel García Márquez.

by Fisgón and Helguera.

March 16, 2014

fer1972: Julio Cortázar buscando vaya uno a saber qué libro!

fer1972: Julio Cortázar buscando vaya uno a saber qué libro!

March 13, 2014
"

It has often been said
there’s so much to be read,
you never can cram
all those words in your head.

So the writer who breeds
more words than he needs
is making a chore
for the reader who reads.

That’s why my belief is
the briefer the brief is,
the greater the sigh
of the reader’s relief is.

And that’s why your books
have such power and strength.
You publish with shorth!
(Shorth is better than length.)

"

— Dr. Seuss

February 28, 2014

Arundhati Roy at her residence in New Delhi
(source)

Arundhati Roy at her residence in New Delhi

(source)

February 22, 2014

Chinua Achebe photographed by Eliot Elisofon. 1959
Here’s an interesting article by Raoul J. Granqvist about the meanings behind these portraits.

Chinua Achebe photographed by Eliot Elisofon. 1959

Here’s an interesting article by Raoul J. Granqvist about the meanings behind these portraits.

November 18, 2013

The site dorislessing.org run by Jan Hanford offers a great way to explore Doris Lessing’s works:

Image source: 1, 2, 3, 4 and quote.