7 Facts About the Nobel Prize in Literature You (Probably) Didn’t Know

7 Facts About the Nobel Prize in Literature You (Probably) Didn’t Know

The late Swedish Industrialist Alfred Nobel (1833-1898) established the Nobel Prizes “for the greatest benefit of mankind” in 1901, and ever since The Swedish Academy has been honouring men and women from all corners of the globe for outstanding achievements in physics, chemistry, literature, peace, physiology, and medicine. As for the prize in literature, it was to be awarded year after year to “the person who shall have produced in the field of literature the most outstanding work in an ideal direction”. Amongst Nobel’s broad cultural interests was his love of literature from an early age, and in his late years he tried his …

7 Female-Directed Adaptations to Watch This Winter

7 Female-Directed Adaptations to Watch This Winter

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When discussing directors I always hear the male-dominated version of Steven Spielberg, Quentin Tarantino, Christopher Nolan and the like. But, we must talk about the amazing women who take the industry by storm and create movies that we all love. Now the true test for us book lovers is whether or not it’s better than the book! Here are seven adaptations with female directors for the perfect lazy day.    1. The Zookeeper’s Wife directed by Niki Caro    Image Via Rolling Stone    The Zookeeper’s Wife, originally published in 2007, was adapted by Niki Caro for a 2017 film. I did not …

10 Books Sure to Kickstart Your Career

10 Books Sure to Kickstart Your Career

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We’ve all heard the spiel: to get a good job you must go to college. But what happens when you get out of college, are about $70,000 in debt, and don’t have the two years of relevant experience that all “entry-level” jobs require nowadays? I’m really asking.    We millennial women need to stick together in all realms these days, including supporting each other to reach for our highest goals in the job market. I, like most, am having major difficulty in transforming myself from easily-picked-on-millennial to highly-respected-female. To get these answers I figured I’d do what I do best: read. Seeing as …

9 Books that Represent Women Better Than Female ‘Lord of the Flies’

9 Books that Represent Women Better Than Female ‘Lord of the Flies’

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  The recent news that William Golding’s Lord of the Flies is getting an all-female remake has, predictably, infuriated a large swath of the internet. Though we maintain our neutrality in this trying time, we do suggest that it never hurts to get lost in a book that honestly explores what women trapped in the throes of war and abandonment truly go through. This is for all you TV and film executives out there–call us!    The Dovekeepers by Alice Hoffman   Image Courtesy of amazon.co.uk   During the first century of the common era, a war between the Jews …

9 Books that Represent Women Better Than Female 'Lord of the Flies'

9 Books that Represent Women Better Than Female 'Lord of the Flies'

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  The recent news that William Golding’s Lord of the Flies is getting an all-female remake has, predictably, infuriated a large swath of the internet. Though we maintain our neutrality in this trying time, we do suggest that it never hurts to get lost in a book that honestly explores what women trapped in the throes of war and abandonment truly go through. This is for all you TV and film executives out there–call us!    The Dovekeepers by Alice Hoffman   Image Courtesy of amazon.co.uk   During the first century of the common era, a war between the Jews …