Eight writers from seven countries are this year’s recipients of the Windham Campbell Literature Prizes, announced today by Yale University. Each writer will receive $150,000.
The 2014 prizewinners are: in fiction, Aminatta Forna (Sierra Leone), Nadeem Aslam (Pakistan), and Jim Crace (United Kingdom); in non-fiction, Pankaj Mishra (India) and John Vaillant (United States/Canada); and in drama, Kia Corthron (United States), Sam Holcroft (United Kingdom) and Noëlle Janaczewska (Australia). Their bios are online here.
Lubow Wolynetz, 75, of the Ukrainian Museum and Library in Stamford, Conn. holds a picture of an Ukrainian hero and anti-occupation activist, poet Taras Shevchenko. The museum is organizing an exhibit to celebrate the bicentennial year of his birth.
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Decorative panels adorn the exterior of the Ukrainian Museum and Library in Stamford, Conn.
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The Ukrainian Museum and Library in Stamford, Conn. was established in the 1930s in an old mansion on 9 acres in the city's Glenbrook neighborhood. It's associated with the Eastern rite of the Catholic church.
The political unrest in the Ukraine is being closely watched by Ukrainian immigrants in Connecticut and New York. Lubow Wolynetz, 75, of the Ukrainian Museum and Library in Stamford, Conn. says she has mixed feelings about her birth country being in the news.
You may have seen the Olympic alpine skiers flying down an icy race course at terrifyingly high speeds in Sochi.Well, imagine doing that on just one ski. That’s what Patrick Parnell of Columbia, Connecticut will be doing in Sochi. He’s representing the United States at the Paralympic Winter Games, which begin Friday. 20-year-old Parnell was born with a condition which meant his left leg didn’t fully form. He spoke with WSHU’s Craig LeMoult.
with a recreation of its very first concert, which featured the music of Charles Ives. The concert includes some of the world premiers from the inaugural concert, and Ives' Pulitzer Prize winning Symphony No. 3. Kate Remington talked with co-founder and conductor James Sinclair about the long life of the orchestra.
During her emotional acceptance speech for best supporting actress Sunday night at the Oscars for her performance in “Twelve Years a Slave,” Lupita Nyong’o thanked the Yale School of Drama. The school's Dean, James Bundy, says they take enormous pride in Nyong'o's accomplishments, "and absolutely no credit."