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And the Winner is…

And the Winner is…It’s that time of year again, when the international literary community bestows honors upon its favored authors. This year’s Nobel Prize for Literature went to the French writer Patrick Modiano, “for the art of memory with which he has evoked the most ungraspable human destinies and uncovered the life-world of the occupation.” Suspended Sentences, Three
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Mecca

MeccaKindly contributed by Ziauddin Sardar, author of Mecca, The Sacred City. Born in Pakistan and raised in London, Sardar revered Mecca as a child and kept the city as a moral and geographical compass point throughout his life. Sardar made several pilgrimages or “Hajj” as an adult — including one on foot with a sex-crazed donkey
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BOOK OF THE WEEK

Havana Modern

Havana ModernKindly contributed by Longitude founder Darrel Schoeling. Photographer, author, popular lecturer and historian with a particular interest in Caribbean colonial fine and decorative arts, Michael Connors is currently on tour with his eighth book on Cuba, handsomely published by Rizzoli: Havana Modern, Twentieth-Century Architecture and Interiors. The book was inspired by 88-year-old Ricardo Porro, best known as
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