Friday, 26 January 2018

Author News - Anniversaries and Deaths

Ursula Le Guin, acclaimed American Science Fiction writer, died this week at the age of 88. She has influenced writers such as Margaret Attwood and Neil Gaiman, and wrote about a boy wizard who goes to a school for wizards long before J K Rowling’s Harry Potter series.  A new copy of Ursula K. Le Guin’s Earthsea saga, including A Wizard of Earthsea, is available to borrow from the Discovery Library. 

Other author anniversaries include Scottish Poet Robert Burns born 25th January 1759 and one of the most important modernist authors Virginia Woolf born 25th January 1882.  You will find poetry by Robert Burns and novels by Virginia Woolf including Mrs Dalloway, To The Lighthouse and Orlando in the War Memorial Library.

Virginia Woolf
Robert Burns

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