Scottish Arts Council

Contemporary Writers in the UK publisher The British Council accessdate 2009-02-27 *''Hotel World'' (2001), awarded the Encore Award, a Scottish Arts Council Book Award and the inaugural Scottish Arts Council Book of the Year Award. Shortlisted for the Orange Prize for Fiction and the Man Booker Prize for Fiction. The novel was adapted for the stage by Kidbrooke secondary school and was performed at the Greenwich

and Maxwell, Dominic date 30 July 2007 publisher The Times accessdate 2009-02-28 location London *''The Accidental'' (2005), shortlisted for the 2005 Man Booker Prize, the Orange Prize for Fiction, and won the 2005 Whitbread Novel of the Year (Whitbread Book Awards) award. It was announced in January 2006 that Scottish Screen would amalgamate with Scottish Arts Council to form the newly created Creative Scotland

, was longlisted for the Orange Prize and shortlisted for Christina Stead Prize for fiction in the New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards.


of these localities thumb Johanna Sinisalo in October 2008. (File:Johanna Sinisalo.jpg) '''Aila Johanna Sinisalo''' (born 22 June 1958, Sodankylä) is a Finnish (Finland) science fiction and fantasy writer. http: kirjasto pirkanmaankirjailijat sinisalo.htm She studied comparative literature and drama, amongst other subjects, at the University of Tampere. Professionally she worked in the advertising business, rising to the level of marketing

populated structures in architecture, futurology, and science fiction. The '''Jaeger Brigade''' (''Jääkäriprikaati'') is a unit of the Finnish Army. The unit is located in Sodankylä in Finnish Lapland (Lapland, Finland), some 130 km north of the Arctic Circle. The brigade trains 1600 conscripts (conscription) per year. '''EISCAT''' is an acronym

Bolinas, California

books of fiction by the Moroccan storyteller Mohammed Mrabet, and American fiction by Douglas Woolf, Dale Herd, Lucia Berlin, Bobbie Louise Hawkins, Steve Emerson, and Paul Bowles's final collection of short stories, ''Unwelcome Words: Seven Stories''. http: books.html The ''Light'' covers regional issues in and near West Marin, including the communities of Point Reyes Station (Point Reyes Station, California), Inverness


9 January 1933 in Broken Hill (Kabwe), Northern Rhodesia, now Kabwe, Zambia) is a best-selling novelist. His writings include 16th and 17th century tales about the founding of the southern territories of Africa and the subsequent adventures and international intrigues relevant to these settlements. His books often fall into one of three series (book series). These works of fiction draw on history and help to explain the rise and historical influence of the Dutch and English

series (book series). These works of fiction draw on history and help to explain the rise and historical influence of the Dutch and English whites in southern Africa that eventually claimed this diamond and gold rich and disputed territory as home. DATE OF BIRTH 1933-01-09 PLACE OF BIRTH Broken Hill (Kabwe), Northern Rhodesia 1 DATE OF DEATH Colonial politics Welensky settled in Broken Hill (Kabwe), Northern Rhodesia and was elected

Petrolia, California

;sharpe" Internal Revenue Service records show that Scientologists spent $13 million in 1992 to preserve Hubbard's fiction and non-fiction writings on 1.8 million stainless steel discs, and recorded his lectures on 187,000 nickel records. The Church of Spiritual Technology symbol also appears at the Petrolia location and in the middle of a track at the ranch in Creston, California where L. Ron Hubbard died. http: CST

Pacific Grove, California

and founder of Digital Research *Ward Moore, science fiction writer *Arthur Porges, science fiction writer *Gina Prince-Bythewood, film director and writer *Clark Ashton Smith, fantasy fiction writer *John Steinbeck, author *Bill Walsh (Bill Walsh (American football coach)), American football coach *Frank Zappa, composer *Laurence Yep, children's book author * Joanne Ryder, children's book author * Peter S. Fischer, writer and producer * John Beal

Willimantic, Connecticut

Winsted and Woodbury (Woodbury, Connecticut) '''Mark V. Ziesing''' is a small press publisher and bookseller. Active as a bookseller from 1972 to present, Ziesing was active in publishing from the mid-1980s into the late 1990s. The Ziesing publishing imprint specialized in science fiction, horror (horror fiction), and other forms of speculative fiction. Originally based in Willimantic, Connecticut and in partnership with his brother, he published two books by Gene Wolfe

Sable Island

considerable international following. In non-fiction Shipwreck survivors published early survival narratives about their experiences at Sable Island, beginning with the sinking of the ''Delight'' in 1583. Rainer K. Baehre “The Casting Away of the Delight” in ''Outrageous Seas: Shipwreck and Survival in the Waters off Newfoundland, 1583–1893'' McGill-Queens Press (1999), p. 12 The first formal history of the island, ''Sable Island: its History and Phenomena'', was written

in 1894 by George Patterson. Many other histories of the island and its shipwrecks have been published since, such as Lyall Campbell's two books - ''Sable Island, Fatal and Fertile Crescent'' in 1974 and ''Sable Island Shipwrecks: Disaster and Survival at the North Atlantic Graveyard'' in 1994 - and more recently, ''A Dune Adrift: The Strange Origins and Curious History of Sable Island'', written in 2004 by Marq de Villiers. In fiction The island has also inspired works of fiction

northeast of Sable Island. The ''Andrea Gail'' sank while returning to Gloucester, its debris washing ashore over the subsequent weeks. The crew of six was presumed killed after a Coast Guard search was unable to find them. The storm and the boat's sinking became the center-piece for Sebastian Junger's best-selling non-fiction book ''The Perfect Storm'' (The Perfect Storm (book)) (1997), which was adapted to a major Hollywood film in 2000 as The Perfect Storm

Kingdom of Egypt

uncle Hussein Kamel (Hussein Kamel of Egypt). Ottoman sovereignty over Egypt, which had been hardly more than a legal fiction since 1805, now was officially terminated, Hussein Kamel was declared Sultan of Egypt, and the country became a British Protectorate. Aftermath of World War I A group known as the Wafd (meaning "Delegation") attended the Paris Peace Conference of 1919 to demand Egypt's independence. Included in the group was political leader, Saad Zaghlul

. The infant king's reign—now a pure legal fiction—lasted less than a year and on 18 June 1953, the revolutionaries formally abolished the monarchy and declared Egypt a republic, ending a century and a half of the Muhammad Ali dynasty. See also * Egyptian Revolution of 1952 * History of modern Egypt Category:Egyptian monarchy Category:History of Egypt (1900–present

Southwestern Ontario

; ref '''Alice Ann Munro''' (née '''Laidlaw'''; born 10 July 1931) is a Canadian (Canadians) short-story writer, the winner of the 2009 Man Booker International Prize for her lifetime body of work, a three-time winner of Canada's Governor General's Award for fiction, and a perennial contender for the Nobel Prize (Nobel Prize in Literature).

wins Man Booker International prize newspaper The Guardian date 27 May 2009 Generally regarded as one of the world's foremost writers of fiction, Munro writes about the human condition and relationships seen through the lens of daily life. While the locus of Munro’s fiction is her native Southwestern Ontario,

publisher Meyer Literature accessdate 21 November 2007 Munro's writing has established her as "one of our greatest contemporary writers of fiction," or, as Cynthia Ozick put it, "our Chekhov (Anton Chekhov)."

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