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Erika Harlitz-Kern

Erika Harlitz-Kern holds a doctorate from a Swedish university and can't get enough of history, books, and music. Her earliest memories involve a comic book and a Dutch troubadour. She has travelled South Asia on a shoestring, although nowadays she spends most of her vacations in the Mississippi Delta. Lives with her husband in South Florida, because sooner or later they would've ended up there anyway. Blog: The Boomerang Twitter: EH_Kern

The Nobel Prize in Literature to Be Awarded Again

During the Nobel Prize ceremony two prizes in literature will be awarded--one for 2019 and one for 2018

10 Things You Need to Know About the Ancient Library of Alexandria

No other institution illustrates the spirit of Hellenism better than the ancient library of Alexandria, Egypt. Here are some facts about the library.

Maryse Condé Awarded the Alternative Nobel Prize in Literature

Guadaloupean author Maryse Condé has been awarded the New Academy Literary Award, also known as the alternative Nobel Prize in Literature.

The Swedish Academy Elects Two New Members. Is the Nobel Prize Back on Track?

The Swedish Academy elects two new members, restoring its quorum. Does this mean we will get a Nobel Prize for Literature in 2019?

Murakami Withdraws from the Alternative Nobel Prize in Literature

Japanese author Haruki Murakami withdraws his nomination from The New Academy Prize in Literature, also known as the alternative Nobel Prize in Literature.

The Alternative Nobel Prize in Literature Shortlist Is Here

The New Academy announced the four finalists for the Alternative Nobel Prize in Literature 2018, the result of a global online voting campaign.

15 Of The Best Alien Books: Invasion Stories, Encounters, And Beyond

We think these are 15 of the best alien books about alien invasions, alien abductions, and alien civilizations. Do you agree?

A Closer Look at the Alternative Nobel Prize in Literature Longlist

The longlist for the alternative Nobel Prize in Literature reveals the intellectual isolation of the Swedish Academy.

New Short Story Collection by N.K. Jemisin Coming This Fall

N.K. Jemisin's short story collection HOW LONG 'TIL BLACK FUTURE MONTH? will be available on November 27, 2018 through Orbit.

The Winners of the Shirley Jackson Awards Have Been Announced

The recipients of the 2017 Shirley Jackson Awards have been announced at Readercon 29.

Alternative Nobel Prize in Literature Announced

An alternative Nobel Prize in Literature for 2018 will be awarded by The New Academy, a Swedish non-profit organization.

We Think These Are The BEST Science Fiction Authors

A list of the best science fiction authors of the past 150 years.

Anthony Bourdain and the Yangambi Research Library on the Congo River

Anthony Bourdain's Parts Unknown visited the librarians who fight to save the abandoned Yangambi Research Library on the Congo River.

50 Must-Read Books About Tudor England

50 must-read books about Tudor England in all its contradictory glory of racism, conviviality, homosexuality, female friendship, childbirth, witch trials, antisemitism without Jews, encounters with Islam, conflicts with Spain, and Shakesqueer.

The Nobel Prize in Literature: Where Do We Go From Here?

The Nobel Prize in Literature 2018 has been cancelled following sexual assault allegations, cover-ups, and and a criminal investigation. Now what?