New Nobel Prize For Literature Resignations
The Nobel laureate is awarded each year by the Swedish Academy, which after sexual assault allegations in 2018 led to resignations and the formation of an external committee to oversee reforms. Now two of the external committee members have resigned, one explaining: “I leave my job in the Nobel committee because I have neither the patience nor the time to wait for the result of the work to change that has been started.”
Dictionary.com’s Word Of The Year
After the year we’ve had, I look at the “word of the year” announcements having braced myself because this year isn’t going to be fun pop-culture words or anything of the sort. Ready for Dictionary.com’s 2019 word of the year? Existential. “It captures a sense of grappling with the survival—literally and figuratively—of our planet, our loved ones, our ways of life.”
Pulp Classics Entering Public Domain
At the start of 2020 (almost here!) works that were copyrighted in 1924 will enter the public domain and a handful of the books are pulp classics like The Land That Time Forgot and Tarzan and the Ant Men. Also entering the public domain are Agatha Christie mysteries:The Man in the Brown Suit and Poirot Investigates.