Month: May 2015

Alan Bennett

Alan, Alan, Alan… On Wikipedia I found this portrait of you from 1973 by Allan Warren, and may I say: You are smashing! Never mind the fact that it was taken before I was even born. Alan Bennett, now an octogenarian (born 1934), is an English playwright, screenwriter, actor and author. That is a load […]


Jorge Luis Borges

He is the father – or possibly grandfather – of magical realism. Tweed-clad and avant-garde, Jorge Luis Borges is one of the more internationally renowned, Argentinian writers and essayist. He was born in 1899 in a home with literary and international flair; he spent World War I in Switzerland and the following years in Spain, […]