I found an unexpected balance when I did my collage of authors for October, nine women, nine men, nine living, nine dead. I posted upon works by one Russian, two Irish writers, four Americans and four Canadians, six from England and one Hungarian. Five are among the great poets of the world, all my poets for October are dead.
Column One, far left
- Micha Berdyczewski - from Russia. Yiddish Short Stories
- Billy O’Callaghan - Irish, The House of Dead
- W. B. Yeats - Irish
- Robert Browning - English
- Zoe Greenberg- Canadian
- Allan Ginsberg- USA, Howl and other Poems
- Paiya Satia - USA, historian specialising in the industrial revolution
- George Saunders - USA, Lincoln in the Bardo, 2017 Book Prize Winner
- Amy Balog - Hungary, Sleeping Village
- Christina Rossetti- England, The Goblin’s Market
- Lord George Byron. - England
- Keisha Jaranczyk - Canada
- Anna Milduchawsk - Canada
- Percy Shelley - England
- Jenny Zhang - USA, Sour Heart, great debut Short Story Collection
- Anna Miduchoeska - Canada
- Zadie Smith - England, Swing Time, NW, On Beauty
- Malcolm Lowry - England, Under the Volcano, masterpiece
The top countries for visitors were
- The Philippines (4th month in this place)
The greater Manila area is the home city of the most visitors, followed by Mumbai.
The five most viewed posts included four by Filipino writers and one by an Indian author.
Since inception the blog has had 4,890,303 page views.
Avant Bousweau has graciously agreed to act as senior consultant upon the fantasy genre,
In the family tradition, she attended Oxford then the Sorbonne, where she focused on fairy tales.
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In November I will be focusing on German Literature.