From May 7 to May 13th, we are celebrating Children’s Book Week, the longest running literacy initiative in the country. Children’s Book Week was established in 1919 with the belief that children’s literature and literacy have the power to change lives.
May Day wasn’t the only celebration at the beginning of this month—there are also four literary birthdays: Soren Kierkegaard (1813-1855), Randall Jarrell (1914-1965), Edmund Wilson (1895-1972), Charles Simic.
On May 6th, NYRB invites you to make that lively visit to Bukovina—Gregor von Rezzori‘s home, and the real-life inspiration for the fictional Czernopol.
T.S. Eliot wrote that April is the cruelest month, but that’s only because he isn’t one of the literary giants who celebrated his birthday beneath April showers!
On April 24, at 7 PM, Damion Searls will read from and discuss Amsterdam Stories at 192 Books.
J.H.F. Grönloh (1882-1961) was highly successful in business and a family man. He was also, under the pseudonym Nescio—Latin for “I don’t know”—an original prose writer who penned some of the most luminous pages in modern literature.