US author Paul Beatty wins Man Booker Prize
Paul Beatty became the first US author to win the Man Booker Prize -- the world's most prestigious English-language literary award -- for his novel "The Sellout" on Tuesday.
Big data reveals mixed authorship in 17 Shakespeare plays
Seventeen plays attributed to William Shakespeare were written in collaboration with other playwrights, according to an edition of his works coming out this month that uses "big data" to reveal the mixed authorship. Shakespeare's reputed rival Christopher Marlowe is credited as co-writer in the Henry VI trilogy of plays while playwright Thomas Middleton is credited…
RAN elects Irene Mbanefo national president
The Reading Association of Nigeria, RAN, at its biennial conference in Calabar, elected Mrs. Irene Chinwe Mbanefo as National President alongside four executive officers to pilot its activities for the next two years.
The Unfortunate Generation writes back: The signifying tears in Akeem Lasisi’s Night Of Flight - Part 1
Ever recurring within the sanguine stream of Nigerian literary criticism is the volatile whirlpool of the ‘generational debate,’ which has monumentally constructed polemical signposts of the Nigerian literary canon.
Nobel panel gives up knockin' on Bob Dylan's door
The Swedish Academy says it has given up trying to reach Bob Dylan, days after it awarded him the Nobel Prize for Literature.
Frankfurt fair shakes up book world with art, tech gadgets
There will still be more books than you could ever read, but visitors to this week's Frankfurt Book Fair will also be invited to don virtual reality goggles
You never learn how to write a novel
All drama is conflict. Without conflict, there is no action. Without action, there is no character. Without character, there is no story. And without story, there is no screenplay. SYD FIELD The title of this article is from the novel American Gods’ Introduction to the Tenth Anniversary Edition by Neil Gaiman. He describes an encounter…
The business of filmmaking - Part 3
I am Omoni Oboli and I represent Naija! Last week, on the business of filmmaking, I wrote about the role the actors play in marketing the movies they feature in.