- Speaking as someone who has totally spent time mapping out fictional houses, cities and worlds in my head, this article on how to map a myth, with reference to Homer’s Odyssey, is fascinating.
- Here are some of the most iconic poems in the English language. Did your favourites make the list?
- There have been reports in the news lately that artificial intelligence systems are able to mimic famous writers and “produce” written work autonomously. But can they be artists? One philosopher argues no—that creativity is a uniquely human trait.
- The Nobel Prize for Literature is back, and plans to give out two awards in 2019 to make up for last year’s debacle.
- And finally, we had the pleasure of attending the RBC Taylor Prize award announcement on Monday. While our book, Jan in 35 Pieces, wasn’t selected, we were happy to see the award go to Kate Harris, for her book Lands of Lost Borders.
Thanks for stopping by to check out this week’s roundup. Here’s to a weekend full of bookish pleasures!