Jon Fosse wins the 2023 Nobel Prize in Literature for his innovative plays and prose which give voice to the unsayable
The Norwegian writer and a favorite of OVID Jon Fosse has won the 2023 Nobel Prize in Literature "for his innovative plays and prose which give voice to the unsayable.” Among many of Fosse's works, we at OVIDBLOGS love his A New Name: Septology VI-VII and recommed this hypnotic prose to readers over the world.
2023 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction Finalists Announced
Jonathan Escoffery, Kathryn Harlan, Dionne Irving, Yiyun Li, and Laura Warrell make up the short list of finalists for the 2023 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction.
5 Books to read for women's history month
Five books to read for Women’s History Month
To celebrate Women's History Month and to recognize great contributions to the world of literature, OVID recommends 5 novels written by female writers. From an intimate story about the mother to the tumulus love story set in remote Dagestan, there is something for everyone in this recommendation.
Letters from the Nordic World: Examining the Best of Nordic Countries Literature
From fiction to social commentary, OVID brings you the best of Scandinavian literature in the 20th and 21st centuries.
Annie Ernaux wins the 2022 Nobel Prize in Literature
Annie Ernaux wins the 2022 Nobel Prize in Literature "for the courage and clinical acuity with which she uncovers the roots, estrangements and collective restraints of personal memory".
A Quick Look at Some of the Great English Language Novels of the 21st Century
From living literary legends to new voices, OVID brings you the selection of the best English language novels published since the turn of the century.
Ernest Hemingway: The Writer, The Hunter, The Drinker, The Man
Known for his novels, and stories, Hemingway was also known for life filled with adventure, hunting, drinking, and experiencing everything from the horrors of war to the beauty of nature. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1954, cementing his place as one of the greatest writers of the 20th century.
Most anticipated books of 2023
OVID takes a look at most anticipated books of 2023 coming from the likes of Paul Auster, Salman Rushdie, Margaret Atwood, The Goncourt Prize winner Mohamed Mbougar Sarr, and others, all expected to be published in 2023.
Recommended reading for Grade 12 students
OVID's recommendation to 12th graders is to read dead writers that lived and worked in the 20th century. To that extent, OVID suggests that Camus, Tisma, Borges, Bulgakov, and such giants of the world lit be on every high school senior's reading list.
Recommended reading for Grade 10 students
Books by Pushkin, Dante, Schiller, Tolstoy, Lermontov, dominate the list of OVID's top recommendations for grade 10 students.
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