International Women’s Day, a book tank, and more

March 12, 2015

News, Reviews, and Interviews 

March 8 was International Women’s Day. This list gives a brief background into the 13 women who have won the Nobel Prize in Literature since its start in 1901. 

Harvard University Press and the Murty Classical Library of India have combined forces to translate and publish volumes of classical South Asian texts from 2,000 years ago. 

One of the frequent book reviews contributors to World Literature Today, Ben Myers, has been selected as the Oklahoma Poet Laureate for 2015 and 2016.

The 2015 Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction longlist was revealed, and BuzzFeed has now compiled a list of the 20 novels that made the cut. The prize is celebrating its 20th year and honors the best fiction published by women in the UK.


Fun Finds and Inspiration

Buenos Aires has an entirely different type of vehicle cruising the streets, a weapon of mass instruction designed and built by Raul Lemesoff. The tank has panels built along the sides to store books, and Raul gives them out for free to encourage reading and literacy.

The Guardian published a list of its top 10 feminist icons in children’s and young-adult literature. Among those chosen: Malala Yousafzai, Katniss Everdeen, Matilda, and more.

Flavorwire created a fun list of the wildest rumors in literary history, from Stephen King going blind to Lewis Carroll’s drug use.