Best Job in the World? Luxury Resort in Maldives Seeks Bookseller

Wanted: barefoot bibliophile willing to punt Daniel Defoe to rich, modern-day Robinson Crusoes at a luxury desert island resort.

Philip Blackwell, scion of the bookseller family, needs a Man Friday for possibly the world’s most remote bookshop, based in the luxury eco resort of Soneva Fushi in the Maldives. Continue reading Best Job in the World? Luxury Resort in Maldives Seeks Bookseller

Brooklyn Book Festival is One of America’s Premier Book Festivals

The Brooklyn Book Festival is one of America’s premier book festivals and the largest free literary event in New York City. Presenting an array of national and international literary stars and emerging authors, the Festival includes a week of Bookend Events throughout New York City, a lively Children’s Day and a celebratory Festival Day with more than 300 authors plus 250 booksellers filling a vibrant outdoor Literary Marketplace. Continue reading Brooklyn Book Festival is One of America’s Premier Book Festivals

Jamaica Represented in Edinburgh Culture Summit

Nicholas Kee, from Spanish Town, St Catherine, will be representing Jamaica at the Edinburgh International Culture Summit, which takes place in the Scottish capital city from August 22-24, 2018. Kee is the co-founder and executive director of Next Gen Creators, a non-profit organization aimed at promoting youth software development and tech-entrepreneurship in the Caribbean. Continue reading Jamaica Represented in Edinburgh Culture Summit

Comic Con: Comics Festival Arrives In Mexico City

For the first time in Mexico, it will hold the authentic Comic Con, under the same brand that year after year takes place in San Diego California, which is a comic-book event that takes place during four days of summer at the Convention Center of San Diego in San Diego (California), although since its first edition in 1970 has expanded enormously for comics, also covers other elements of popular culture, especially film and video games. Continue reading Comic Con: Comics Festival Arrives In Mexico City

Jeremy Tiang Wins Singapore Literature Prize In English Fiction Category

Full-time writer Jeremy Tiang has won the Singapore Literature Prize in the English fiction category for State Of Emergency (2017). Continue reading Jeremy Tiang Wins Singapore Literature Prize In English Fiction Category

Egypt Explorers at Bristol Museum & Art Gallery

Discover the marvels of ancient Egypt as part of Egypt Explorers at Bristol Museum & Art Gallery on Wednesday 8th August 2018.

Aimed at older kids between 8 and 11, the event will be an immersive, hands-on workshop full of enthralling stories and educational nuggets about the ancient Egyptians, the pyramids, pharaohs and intriguing (if slightly macabre) minutiae of mummification. Continue reading Egypt Explorers at Bristol Museum & Art Gallery

This Book Looks at the History of Canadian Snack Food

Janis Thiessen explores the history of snacks in her book Snacks: A Canadian Food History.She dedicates a whole chapter to Hawkins Cheezies, exploring the production, popularity and origins of Hawkins and other Canadian snack food companies. This interview originally aired on Dec. 4, 2017.  Continue reading This Book Looks at the History of Canadian Snack Food