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Joanne Harris hails ‘writing as a force to be reckoned with’ as she presents the winners of the 2021 Society of Authors’ Awards

Joanne Harris hails ‘writing as a force to be reckoned with’ as she presents the winners of the 2021 Society of Authors’ Awards

The Society of Authors has revealed the names of the winning writers, poets and illustrators from around the world who will share in the UK’s biggest literary prize fund, worth over £100,000, in an online ceremony. The acclaimed author of Chocolat Joanne Harris invited an international audience to celebrate the 2021 Society of Authors’ Awards…

I Am Not a Device. Yes You Are.

I Am Not a Device. Yes You Are.

I’m trying to explain to Arthur I. Miller why artworks generated by computers don’t quite do it for me. There’s no human being behind them. The works aren’t a portal into another person’s mind, where you can wander in a warren of intention, emotion, and perception, feeling life being shaped into form. What’s more, it…

Super Bowl first: Amanda Gorman debuts poetry on a new stage

Super Bowl first: Amanda Gorman debuts poetry on a new stage

Amanda Gorman read an original poem Sunday before the Super Bowl, a tribute to an educator, nurse, and Marine vet for their contributions during the pandemic. AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, Pool American poet Amanda Gorman reads a poem during the 59th Presidential Inauguration at the U.S. Capitol in Washington,Jan. 20, 2021. Suzie Dorner, a health care…

Chinese spacecraft gets in Mars’ orbit, joining Arab ship

Chinese spacecraft gets in Mars’ orbit, joining Arab ship

SAM McNEIL, Associated PressFeb. 10, 2021Updated: Feb. 10, 2021 10:22 a.m. 1of5In this undated photo released by the China National Space Administration, a view of the planet Mars is captured by China’s Tianwen-1 Mars probe from a distance of 2.2 million kilometers (1.37 million miles). A Chinese spacecraft appears poised to enter orbit around Mars on Wednesday,…