New free literature Web sites directory selected every month for bookworms. If you enjoy reading books you will find this free portal for bookworms interesting. Guide to literary websites.
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Selected Sites for this Month
Friends of Robert Frost - one of America's greatest 20th century poets was born on 26 March, 1874. The Friends of Robert Frost have established a museum minutes away from Frost's gravesite in Bennington, Vermont. Learn more about it and the places and poetry of Robert Frost at this charming site. There are photographs, discussions, a reading list, critical essays, memoirs, and interviews. Check out the tutorial for students with questions.
Man Booker Prize - visit the tastefully-designed though rather sparse official site of the world's best known literary award after the Nobel Prize. The best section is the one which delves into previous winners: take a trip down memory lane and challenge yourself to remember the winners of yesteryear.
London Review of Books - Each fortnight Europe's most read literary magazine publishes a collection of essays by leading writers on literature, politics, history, philosophy and the arts. Visit Lrob.co.uk to subscribe to LitVillage.com's Literary Journal of the Year for the last four years at over 57% off the cover price.
- if you're a student or academic, or simply wish to improve your ability to absorb information, you'll find this resource invaluable. Mediolana produces educational products and on their website they provide golden advice on improving your study and memory skills.
Contemporary Writers Database - searchable website of over 700 of the Commonwealth's most important living authors. The constantly-updated database contains profiles of hundreds of literary lives and careers, including critical reviews, photographs and biographies. Search by any number of criteria: by genre, author name, publication data, book title or even gender. This high-quality resource from the British Council has no annoying advertising.
Alija Izetbegovic - a tribute to the Bosnian President and respected author who passed away in October, 2003. He helped his people through the holocaust committed against them in the 1990s. Includes an exclusive extract from his magnum opus Islam Between East and West.
East of the Web - great name for site which is "dedicated to furthering participation in the arts"; our link takes you straight to their short story section. Readers are encouraged to share their opinions and it's wonderful to gain a new insight into what you've read based on what somebody's said. Crystal clear no-nonsense design puts the majority of literature sites to shame.
January Magazine - intelligent interviews with today's authors. You could
lose yourself in the glorious archives section for hours which now
houses over 200 interviews with most of the world's best known writers.
This must-visit portal also provides reviews (read the recent one of Isabel Allende's Zorro), articles and excerpts from
Audible - fans of audiobooks can get your fix in digital format. Audible.com and its British and German equivalents let you download more than 50,000 hours of spoken-word programs, including fiction, lectures, radio shows, and newspapers, to a PC, tablet or smartphone. The selection is outstanding, the cost far less than that of purchasing old-fashioned books on tape, and Audible has added support for CD burning. Forget books on tape and try this digital library pronto for free this . Click on British or German flags for audible.co.uk or .de.
Major Literary Awards - Amazon provides a smogasboard of information about current and past winners of literary prizes, ranging from the Nobel, Booker and Pulitzer to the Bram Stoker and Arthur C Clarke Awards. Click on the relevant flag to visit the respective literary awards sections at Amazon.com, .co.uk and .de.
Muslim Bookstore - colourful new site with English-language titles on Islam and the Muslim world. Features lots of exclusive excerpts, book reviews and author interviews. Selected because they have
sale with up to 70% off books. Well-designed and highly recommended.
StoryMania - the definitive site for writers and readers. Covers short stories, poetry, plays, novels, screenplays, songs, essays and more. Highly recommended, not least because it doesn't have any adverts!
Foyles - in 1903, teenage brothers William and Gilbert Foyle failed their civil service exams and took out an ad in a periodical to re-sell their textbooks. Receiving many enquiries, they quickly saw an opportunity, procured more textbooks, sold them on at a profit and what was to become the 'world's greatest bookshop' was born. Foyles' online bookshop has over a million titles and currently has a fantastic free delivery offer.
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