• March 29, 2017
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    Elizabeth Laird - An author inspired by real life adventures

    “I always wanted to be a traveller. A railway line ran past the garden of my childhood home, and I used to lie awake listening to the trains chug by, wishing I was on one of them.” Elizabeth Laird
    Multiple award winner, Elizabeth Laird’s books are inspired by her globetrotting adventures. She has lived, taught and travelled all over the world, from Ethiopia, Malaysia and India, to Lebanon,...

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  • November 16, 2016
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    Bob Dylan breaks two-week silence over Nobel prize

    Prize motivation: "for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition"
    Born: 24 May 1941, Duluth, MN, USA

    FACTS
    -No response to repeated calls from the academy
    -A brief acknowledgement of the award was removed from his website soon after it appeared
    -Writer and academy member Per Wastberg said Dylan’s failure to respond to overtures was “impolite and arro...

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