2013 Man Booker Prize goes to a long novel, The Luminaries. A literati roundup…

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New Zealand Author Eleanor Catton Wins the 2013 Man Booker Prize

28 year old Eleanor Catton becomes the youngest winner of the Man Booker Prize. She won for her novel, The Luminaries.

Neil Gaiman explains the worth and value of libraries

In an absolutely stirring, smashing speech delivered as the Reading Agency annual lecture, Neil Gaiman explains why libraries matter, and what duty we as writers and readers and citizens owe to reading and libraries.

Neil Gaiman: Why our future depends on libraries, reading and daydreaming

theguardian.com ? Neil Gaiman ? 10/15/13 6:51 AM ? It’s important for people to tell you what side they are on and why, and whether they might be biased. A declaration of members’ interests, of a sort. So, I am going to be talking to you about reading. I’m going to tell you that libraries are?

Americans’ Views of Online Courses

Gallup survey finds majority of adults see online courses as equal to or better than classroom-based courses in several key ways.


Syria monitors win Nobel Peace Prize

The OPCW, the body overseeing the destruction of Syria’s chemical weapons arsenal, wins the Nobel Peace Prize.

World University Rankings 2013-2014 Source: Times Higher Education From Analysis 2012-2013: The publication of the Times Higher Education World University Rankings has become one of the key annual events in the international higher education calendar. Since their first appearance in 2004, these global university league tables have been recognised as the world’s most authoritative source

Open Access Sting

There is article published in Science today that details apentest of open access science journals, and finds that they admitted a ridiculous fake article. I was amused to see a range of results scroll by on Facebook today, but surprised a bit at their interpretation of the article. Without naming names

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