Simon Armitage is named the UK’s new Poet Laureate

Europe 05/11/19, 05:58

Simon Armitage has been named the U.K.'s new Poet Laureate, succeeding Carol Ann Duffy in the 10-year post.Queen Elizabeth II has approved the appointment, Britain's highest literary honor. It dates back to the 17th century, and previous laureates have included ...

Update: Name for new era of Naruhito to be ‘Reiwa’

Asia & Pacific 03/31/19, 21:59

The Latest on the new era name for soon-to-be-emperor Naruhito. (all times local):11:50 a.m.Japan's government spokesman says the name of the era for the soon-to-be-emperor Naruhito will be "Reiwa."Cameramen stand by for a planned press conference by Chief Cabinet Minister ...

Lauren Groff, Jhumpa Lahiri among book award finalists

New York 10/10/18, 10:49

A story collection by Lauren Groff, an Italian novel translated by Jhumpa Lahiri and poetry by Terrance Hayes were among the finalists announced Wednesday for the National Book Awards.Judges selected by the National Book Foundation chose five nominees in each ...

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