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Kazuo Ishiguro wins the 2017 Nobel Prize in Literature

Kazuso Ishiguro was awarded the 2017 Nobel Prize in Literature. He was born on November 8, 1954 in Nagasaki, Japan. His family moved to Great Britain in 1960, when he was 5 years old. Only in 1989, nearly 30 years later, did he visit Japan again. He won the Man Booker Prize in 1989 for his novel THE REMAINS OF THE DAY

See the article which was printed in the New York Times today, October 6, 2017

Kazuso Ishiguro's books in our online catalog.

NoveList article about Kazuso Ishiguro with descriptions of his books.

Jane Austen died 200 years ago

 

Jane Austen died on 18 July 1817 in Winchester, England. She was 41 years old. Jane Austen is considered to be one of England's greatest authors. She was born on December 16, 1775 in Steventon, England. Check out the following websites and links:

About Jane Austen [from the official website JANE AUSTEN 200

A news article published in November 2011 revealed that Jane Austen might have died of arsenic poisoning. Arsenic was a common ingredient in medicines of the time.

Follow our pinterest board ALL THINGS JANE AUSTEN

- See more at: http://www.hamdenlibrary.org/node/505#sthash.NbOh1BXj.dpuf

A news article published in November 2011 revealed that Jane Austen might have died of arsenic poisoning. Arsenic was a common ingredient in medicines of the time.

Follow our pinterest board ALL THINGS JANE AUSTEN

- See more at: http://www.hamdenlibrary.org/node/505#sthash.NbOh1BXj.dpuf

The British Library has put together a website with information on Jane Austen. This website includes links to digitized manuscripts, and pictures of objects once owned by Jane Austen. You can also visit our pinterest board ALL THINGS JANE AUSTEN. New items are added frequently. 

Check out new items on Jane Austen from our online catalog. 

 

June is Audiobook Month

What's new with audiobooks

In June we celebrate Audiobook Month

You can borrow audiobooks on CD, as a playaway or as a digital download. Playaway "is the name of a solid-state prerecorded audio player introduced in 2005 by Findaway World, LLC, based in Solon, Ohio. About the size of a deck of playing cards and weighing 2 ounces, it can store up to 80 hours of audio. As of March 2010, the audiobooks are all produced in high definition audio".
 
New Audiobooks in the Library
 
Hamden Library playaway audiobook collection. We have various services from which you can obtain downloadable audiobooks
 
Audiobook Award Winners (Audies) 2017 [includes listening samples]
 
The Award for "Audiobook of the Year"
went to Hamilton: the revolution. By Lin-Manuel Miranda, Jeremy McCarter. Read by Mariska Hargitay, Lin Manuel Miranda, Jeremy McCarter [Intro]. Contemporary Culture. 6 hrs. Unabridged. 
 
Check out this article: Publishers See More Good Times Ahead for AudiobooksBy Shannon Maughan. Publisher's Weekly, Jan 13, 2017 
 

April is National Poetry Month

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April is National Poetry Month. Looking for poetry? 

Come see our display and discover some of our best poetry books.

Here is a link to our poetry books in our online catalog, sorted by publication

date.

New York City Poem in Your Pocket Day - April 27, 2017

New York City is hosting the annual Poem in Your Pocket Day celebration on Thursday, April 27, 2017 in honor of National Poetry Month. To join in the excitement, write your own poem or borrow one from your favorite poet; just make sure to carry a poem in your pocket to share with your friends, family, classmates, and colleagues.

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