186 relations: Aboriginal Australians, Aboriginal title, Addis Ababa, Afghanistan, Agatha Christie, AIDS-defining clinical condition, American Academy of Arts and Letters, Anatomy of Restlessness, André Malraux, Andrew Harvey (journalist), Anthology, Antiquities, Antony Armstrong-Jones, 1st Earl of Snowdon, Archaeology, Architecture, Australian Aboriginal culture, Barnt Green, Biography, Birmingham, Bisexuality, Boarding school, Bodleian Library, Booker Prize, British Museum, Brontosaurus, Burberry, Byzantine Empire, Cabinet of curiosities, Classics, Claudio Magris, Cobra Verde, Colonial Service, Colonialism, Conscription in the United Kingdom, Conservative Party (UK), Costa Book Awards, Cubism, Dahomey, Dronfield, E. M. Forster Award, East Africa, Eileen Gray, Ferdowsi, Forgery, Francis Wyndham (writer), Francisco Félix de Sousa, Gay bar, GCE Advanced Level (United Kingdom), Graham Greene, Granta, ..., Great Wall of China, Greek Orthodox Church, Ground sloth, Gustave Flaubert, Hawthornden Prize, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Hermitage Museum, History, History of slavery, History Today, HIV, HIV/AIDS, Honoré de Balzac, Howard Hodgkin, Impressionism, In Our Time (short story collection), In Patagonia, Indira Gandhi, Iron Curtain, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, James Ivory, James Tait Black Memorial Prize, Jasper Conran, Jasper Johns, John Jacob Astor, John Updike, Jonathan Cape, Kaposi's sarcoma, Kardamyli, Kenya, Kevin Volans, Kingdom of Fez, Lawyer, Lima, London, London Review of Books, Luis Sepúlveda, Madeleine Vionnet, Maria Reiche, Marlborough College, Martin Amis, Mauritania, Meissen porcelain, Merton College, Oxford, Michael Ignatieff, Mickey Mouse, Migrant worker, Moleskine, Mylodon, New York (state), New York City, Nice, Nicholas Murray (biographer), Nicholas Shakespeare, Niger, Nigeria, Noël Coward, Nomad, Nuristan Province, On the Black Hill, Osip Mandelstam, Ouidah, Oxford, Paris, Patagonia, Patrick Leigh Fermor, Patrick Trevor-Roper, Patronage, Paul Theroux, Paul Yule, Peloponnese, Penicillium marneffei, People's Republic of Benin, Peru, Peter Levi, Peter Wilson (auctioneer), Philip Marsden, Photographs and Notebooks, Pitt Rivers Museum, Prague, Private Lives, Radcliffe College, Rebecca West, Rigour, Robert Byron, Robert Mapplethorpe, Robyn Davidson, Rory Stewart, Royal Naval Reserve, Saint Petersburg, Salman Rushdie, Sam Wagstaff, Seren Books, Sheffield, Short list, Shropshire, Social class in the United Kingdom, Songline, Sotheby's, St Sophia's Cathedral, London, Strabismus, Sudan, Susan Sontag, Susannah Clapp, Ted Strehlow, Telegraphy, The Blitz, The Guardian, The Literary Encyclopedia (English), The New York Times, The Road to Oxiana, The Satanic Verses controversy, The Songlines, The Sunday Times Magazine, The Times, The Viceroy of Ouidah, Thomas Cook Travel Book Award, Thomas Keneally, Tom Maschler, Travel literature, University of Edinburgh, Utz (novel), Viceroy, Vichy, Visiting Mrs Nabokov, Vogue (British magazine), Walkabout, Werner Herzog, West Heath, West Midlands, What Am I Doing Here (book), William Dalrymple (historian), Wiltshire, Winding Paths, Worcestershire, World War II, 1977 Benin coup d'état attempt. Expand index (136 more) » « Shrink index
Aboriginal Australians are legally defined as people who are members "of the Aboriginal race of Australia" (indigenous to mainland Australia or to the island of Tasmania).
Aboriginal title is a common law doctrine that the land rights of indigenous peoples to customary tenure persist after the assumption of sovereignty under settler colonialism.
Addis Ababa (አዲስ አበባ,, "new flower"; or Addis Abeba (the spelling used by the official Ethiopian Mapping Authority); Finfinne "natural spring") is the capital and largest city of Ethiopia.
Afghanistan (Pashto/Dari:, Pashto: Afġānistān, Dari: Afġānestān), officially the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, is a landlocked country located within South Asia and Central Asia.
Dame Agatha Mary Clarissa Christie, Lady Mallowan, (born Miller; 15 September 1890 – 12 January 1976) was an English writer.
AIDS-defining clinical conditions (a.k.a. AIDS-defining illnesses or AIDS-defining diseases) is the list of diseases published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that are associated with AIDS, and used worldwide as a guideline for AIDS diagnosis.
The American Academy of Arts and Letters is a 250-member honor society; its goal is to "foster, assist, and sustain excellence" in American literature, music, and art.
Anatomy of Restlessness was published in 1997 and is a collection of unpublished essays, articles, short stories, and travel tales.
André Malraux DSO (3 November 1901 – 23 November 1976) was a French novelist, art theorist and Minister of Cultural Affairs.
Andrew Harvey (born 3 March 1944) is a British journalist, who over a period of thirty years has presented most of main television news programmes of the BBC and ITN.
In book publishing, an anthology is a collection of literary works chosen by the compiler.
Antiquities are objects from antiquity, especially the civilizations of the Mediterranean: the Classical antiquity of Greece and Rome, Ancient Egypt and the other Ancient Near Eastern cultures.
Antony Charles Robert Armstrong-Jones, 1st Earl of Snowdon (7 March 193013 January 2017), commonly known as Lord Snowdon, was a British photographer and film-maker.
Archaeology, or archeology, is the study of humanactivity through the recovery and analysis of material culture.
Architecture is both the process and the product of planning, designing, and constructing buildings or any other structures.
Australian Aboriginal culture includes a number of practices and ceremonies centered on a belief in the Dreamtime.
Barnt Green is a village and civil parish in the Bromsgrove District of Worcestershire, England, situated south of Birmingham city centre, with a population at the 2011 census of 1,794.
A biography, or simply bio, is a detailed description of a person's life.
Birmingham is a city and metropolitan borough in the West Midlands, England, with an estimated population of 1,101,360, making it the second most populous city of England and the United Kingdom.
Bisexuality is romantic attraction, sexual attraction, or sexual behavior toward both males and females, or romantic or sexual attraction to people of any sex or gender identity; this latter aspect is sometimes alternatively termed pansexuality. The term bisexuality is mainly used in the context of human attraction to denote romantic or sexual feelings toward both men and women, and the concept is one of the three main classifications of sexual orientation along with heterosexuality and homosexuality, all of which exist on the heterosexual–homosexual continuum.
A boarding school provides education for pupils who live on the premises, as opposed to a day school.
The Bodleian Library is the main research library of the University of Oxford, and is one of the oldest libraries in Europe.
The Man Booker Prize for Fiction (formerly known as the Booker–McConnell Prize and commonly known simply as the Booker Prize) is a literary prize awarded each year for the best original novel written in the English language and published in the UK.
The British Museum, located in the Bloomsbury area of London, United Kingdom, is a public institution dedicated to human history, art and culture.
Brontosaurus, meaning "thunder lizard" (from Greek βροντή, brontē.
Burberry Group PLC is a British luxury fashion house headquartered in London, England.
The Byzantine Empire, also referred to as the Eastern Roman Empire and Byzantium, was the continuation of the Roman Empire in its eastern provinces during Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages, when its capital city was Constantinople (modern-day Istanbul, which had been founded as Byzantium).
Cabinets of curiosities (also known in German loanwords as Kunstkabinett, Kunstkammer or Wunderkammer; also Cabinets of Wonder, and wonder-rooms) were encyclopedic collections of objects whose categorical boundaries were, in Renaissance Europe, yet to be defined.
Classics or classical studies is the study of classical antiquity.
Claudio Magris (born April 10, 1939) is an Italian scholar, translator and writer.
Cobra Verde (also known as Slave Coast) is a 1987 German drama film directed by Werner Herzog and starring Klaus Kinski, in their fifth and final collaboration.
The Colonial Service, also known as His/Her Majesty's Colonial Service, was the British government service which administered most of Britain's overseas possessions, under the authority of the Secretary of State for the Colonies and the Colonial Office in London.
Colonialism is the policy of a polity seeking to extend or retain its authority over other people or territories, generally with the aim of developing or exploiting them to the benefit of the colonizing country and of helping the colonies modernize in terms defined by the colonizers, especially in economics, religion and health.
Conscription in the United Kingdom has existed for two periods in modern times.
The Conservative Party, officially the Conservative and Unionist Party, is a centre-right political party in the United Kingdom.
The Costa Book Awards are a set of annual literary awards recognizing English-language books by writers based in Britain and Ireland.
Cubism is an early-20th-century art movement which brought European painting and sculpture historically forward toward 20th century Modern art.
The Kingdom of Dahomey was an African kingdom (located within the area of the present-day country of Benin) that existed from about 1600 until 1894, when the last king, Béhanzin, was defeated by the French, and the country was annexed into the French colonial empire.
Dronfield is a town in North East Derbyshire in the East Midlands region of England.
The E. M. Forster Award is a $20,000 award given annually to an Irish or British writer to fund a period of travel in the United States.
East Africa or Eastern Africa is the eastern region of the African continent, variably defined by geography.
Eileen Gray (born Kathleen Eileen Moray Smith; 9 August 1878 – 31 October 1976) was an Irish-born French-based architect and furniture designer and a pioneer of the Modern Movement in architecture.
Abu ʾl-Qasim Firdowsi Tusi (c. 940–1020), or Ferdowsi (also transliterated as Firdawsi, Firdusi, Firdosi, Firdausi) was a Persian poet and the author of Shahnameh ("Book of Kings"), which is the world's longest epic poem created by a single poet, and the national epic of Greater Iran.
Forgery is the process of making, adapting, or imitating objects, statistics, or documents with the intent to deceive for the sake of altering the public perception, or to earn profit by selling the forged item.
Francis Guy Percy Wyndham FRSL (2 July 1924 – 28 December 2017) was an English author, literary editor and journalist.
Francisco Félix de Souza (4 October 1754 – 8 May 1849) was a Brazilian born to Portuguese colonists and a slave trader in his own right who was deeply influential in the regional politics of pre-colonial West Africa (namely, current-day Nigeria, Benin, Ghana and Togo).
A gay bar is a drinking establishment that caters to an exclusively or predominantly lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) clientele; the term gay is used as a broadly inclusive concept for LGBT and queer communities.
The General Certificate of Education (GCE) Advanced Level, or A Level, is a main school leaving qualification in England, Wales, Northern Ireland, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man.
Henry Graham Greene (2 October 1904 – 3 April 1991), better known by his pen name Graham Greene, was an English novelist regarded by many as one of the greatest writers of the 20th century.
Granta is a literary magazine and publisher in the United Kingdom whose mission centres on its "belief in the power and urgency of the story, both in fiction and non-fiction, and the story’s supreme ability to describe, illuminate and make real." In 2007, The Observer stated: "In its blend of memoirs and photojournalism, and in its championing of contemporary realist fiction, Granta has its face pressed firmly against the window, determined to witness the world.".
The Great Wall of China is a series of fortifications made of stone, brick, tamped earth, wood, and other materials, generally built along an east-to-west line across the historical northern borders of China to protect the Chinese states and empires against the raids and invasions of the various nomadic groups of the Eurasian Steppe with an eye to expansion.
The name Greek Orthodox Church (Greek: Ἑλληνορθόδοξη Ἑκκλησία, Ellinorthódoxi Ekklisía), or Greek Orthodoxy, is a term referring to the body of several Churches within the larger communion of Eastern Orthodox Christianity, whose liturgy is or was traditionally conducted in Koine Greek, the original language of the Septuagint and New Testament, and whose history, traditions, and theology are rooted in the early Church Fathers and the culture of the Byzantine Empire.
Ground sloths are a diverse group of extinct sloths, in the mammalian superorder Xenarthra.
Gustave Flaubert (12 December 1821 – 8 May 1880) was a French novelist.
The Hawthornden Prize is a British literary award that was established in 1919 by Alice Warrender.
Henri Cartier-Bresson (August 22, 1908 – August 3, 2004) was a French humanist photographer considered a master of candid photography, and an early user of 35 mm film.
The State Hermitage Museum (p) is a museum of art and culture in Saint Petersburg, Russia.
History (from Greek ἱστορία, historia, meaning "inquiry, knowledge acquired by investigation") is the study of the past as it is described in written documents.
The history of slavery spans many cultures, nationalities, and religions from ancient times to the present day.
History Today is an illustrated history magazine.
The human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a lentivirus (a subgroup of retrovirus) that causes HIV infection and over time acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS).
Human immunodeficiency virus infection and acquired immune deficiency syndrome (HIV/AIDS) is a spectrum of conditions caused by infection with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).
Honoré de Balzac (born Honoré Balzac, 20 May 1799 – 18 August 1850) was a French novelist and playwright.
Sir Gordon Howard Eliot Hodgkin (6 August 1932 – 9 March 2017) was a British painter and printmaker.
Impressionism is a 19th-century art movement characterised by relatively small, thin, yet visible brush strokes, open composition, emphasis on accurate depiction of light in its changing qualities (often accentuating the effects of the passage of time), ordinary subject matter, inclusion of movement as a crucial element of human perception and experience, and unusual visual angles.
In Our Time is Ernest Hemingway's first collection of short stories, published in 1925 by Boni & Liveright, New York.
In Patagonia is an English travel book by Bruce Chatwin, published in 1977.
Indira Priyadarshini Gandhi (née Nehru; 19 November 1917 – 31 October 1984) was an Indian politician, stateswoman and a central figure of the Indian National Congress.
The Iron Curtain was the name for the boundary dividing Europe into two separate areas from the end of World War II in 1945 until the end of the Cold War in 1991.
Jacqueline Lee Kennedy Onassis (born Bouvier; July 28, 1929 – May 19, 1994) was the wife of the 35th President of the United States, John F. Kennedy, and the First Lady of the United States from 1961 until his assassination in 1963.
James Francis Ivory (born June 7, 1928) is an American film director, producer, and screenwriter.
The James Tait Black Memorial Prizes are literary prizes awarded for literature written in the English language.
Jasper Alexander Thirlby Conran OBE (born 12 December 1959) is an English designer.
Jasper Johns (born May 15, 1930) is an American painter, sculptor and printmaker whose work is associated with abstract expressionism, Neo-Dada, and pop art.
John Jacob Astor (July 17, 1763 – March 29, 1848) (born Johann Jakob Astor) was a German–American businessman, merchant, real estate mogul and investor who mainly made his fortune in fur trade and by investing in real estate in or around New York City.
John Hoyer Updike (March 18, 1932 – January 27, 2009) was an American novelist, poet, short story writer, art critic, and literary critic.
Jonathan Cape is a London publishing firm founded in 1921 by Herbert Jonathan Cape, who was head of the firm until his death in 1960.
Kaposi's sarcoma (KS) is a type of cancer that can form masses in the skin, lymph nodes, or other organs.
Kardamili (Καρδαμύλη, variously transliterated as Kardamyle, Cardamyle, Kardhamili, and Kardamyli, and sometimes called "Skardamoula", especially on old maps) is a town by the sea thirty-five kilometers southeast of Kalamata.
Kenya, officially the Republic of Kenya, is a country in Africa with its capital and largest city in Nairobi.
Kevin Volans (born 26 July 1949) is a South African born Irish composer and pianist.
The Kingdom of Fez was the name given to the northern part of Morocco, from the founding of the country by the Idrisid dynasty in the 8th century until the establishment of the French and the Spanish protectorate.
A lawyer or attorney is a person who practices law, as an advocate, attorney, attorney at law, barrister, barrister-at-law, bar-at-law, counsel, counselor, counsellor, counselor at law, or solicitor, but not as a paralegal or charter executive secretary.
Lima (Quechua:, Aymara) is the capital and the largest city of Peru.
London is the capital and most populous city of England and the United Kingdom.
The London Review of Books (LRB) is a British journal of literary essays.
Luis Sepúlveda Calfucura (born October 4, 1949) is a Chilean writer and journalist.
Madeleine Vionnet (June 22, 1876 – March 2, 1975) was a French fashion designer.
Maria Reiche (15 May 1903 – 8 June 1998) was a German-born Peruvian mathematician, archaeologist, and technical translator.
Marlborough College is an independent boarding and day school in Marlborough, Wiltshire, England.
Martin Louis Amis (born 25 August 1949) is a British novelist, essayist and memoirist.
Mauritania (موريتانيا; Gànnaar; Soninke: Murutaane; Pulaar: Moritani; Mauritanie), officially the Islamic Republic of Mauritania, is a country in the Maghreb region of Northwestern Africa.
Meissen porcelain or Meissen china was the first European hard-paste porcelain.
Merton College (in full: The House or College of Scholars of Merton in the University of Oxford) is one of the constituent colleges of the University of Oxford in England.
Michael Grant Ignatieff (born May 12, 1947) is a Canadian author, academic and former politician.
Mickey Mouse is a funny animal cartoon character and the mascot of The Walt Disney Company.
A "migrant worker" is a person who either migrates within their home country or outside it to pursue work such as seasonal work.
Moleskine (Italian pronunciation) is an Italian manufacturer, papermaker and product designer founded in 1997 by Maria Sebregondi, based in Milan, Italy.
Mylodon is an extinct genus of ground sloths that lived in South America; Patagonia (Chile and Argentina) until roughly 5,000 years ago and was possibly the last ever ground sloth species to go extinct.
New York is a state in the northeastern United States.
The City of New York, often called New York City (NYC) or simply New York, is the most populous city in the United States.
Nice (Niçard Niça, classical norm, or Nissa, nonstandard,; Nizza; Νίκαια; Nicaea) is the fifth most populous city in France and the capital of the Alpes-Maritimes département.
Nicholas Murray is a British biographer, poet and journalist.
Nicholas William Richmond Shakespeare FRSL (born 3 March 1957) is a British novelist and biographer, described by the Wall Street Journal as "one of the best English novelists of our time".
Niger, also called the Niger officially the Republic of the Niger, is a landlocked country in Western Africa named after the Niger River.
Nigeria, officially the Federal Republic of Nigeria is a federal republic in West Africa, bordering Benin in the west, Chad and Cameroon in the east, and Niger in the north.
Sir Noël Peirce Coward (16 December 189926 March 1973) was an English playwright, composer, director, actor and singer, known for his wit, flamboyance, and what Time magazine called "a sense of personal style, a combination of cheek and chic, pose and poise".
A nomad (νομάς, nomas, plural tribe) is a member of a community of people who live in different locations, moving from one place to another in search of grasslands for their animals.
Nuristan, also spelled Nurestan or Nooristan, (Nuristani: نورستان) is one of the 34 provinces of Afghanistan, located in the eastern part of the country.
On the Black Hill is a novel by Bruce Chatwin published in 1982 and winner of the James Tait Black Memorial Prize for that year.
Osip Emilyevich Mandelstam (p; – 27 December 1938) was a Russian Jewish poet and essayist.
Ouidah or Whydah (Xwéda; Ouidah, Juida, and Juda by the French; Ajudá by the Portuguese; and Fida by the Dutch), formally the Kingdom of Whydah, is a city on the coast of the Republic of Benin.
Oxford is a city in the South East region of England and the county town of Oxfordshire.
Paris is the capital and most populous city of France, with an area of and a population of 2,206,488.
Patagonia is a sparsely populated region located at the southern end of South America, shared by Argentina and Chile.
Sir Patrick Michael Leigh Fermor, DSO, OBE (11 February 1915 – 10 June 2011), also known as Paddy Fermor, was a British author, scholar, soldier and polyglot who played a prominent role behind the lines in the Cretan resistance during the Second World War.
Patrick Dacre Trevor-Roper (7 June 1916 – 22 April 2004), British eye surgeon, author and pioneer gay rights activist, was one of the first people in the United Kingdom to "come out" as openly gay, and played a leading role in the campaign to repeal the UK's anti-gay laws.
Patronage is the support, encouragement, privilege, or financial aid that an organization or individual bestows to another.
Paul Edward Theroux (born April 10, 1941) is an American travel writer and novelist, whose best-known work is The Great Railway Bazaar (1975).
Paul Harris Yule (born 1956) is a photojournalist and film maker.
The Peloponnese or Peloponnesus (Πελοπόννησος, Peloponnisos) is a peninsula and geographic region in southern Greece.
Penicillium species are usually regarded as unimportant in terms of causing human disease.
The People's Republic of Benin (République populaire du Bénin) was a socialist state located in the Gulf of Guinea on the African continent, which would become present-day Benin.
Peru (Perú; Piruw Republika; Piruw Suyu), officially the Republic of Peru, is a country in western South America.
Peter Chad Tigar Levi, FSA, FRSL (16 May 1931 in Ruislip – 1 February 2000 in Frampton-on-Severn) was a poet, archaeologist, Jesuit priest, travel writer, biographer, academic and prolific reviewer and critic.
Peter Cecil Wilson (8 March 1913 – 3 June 1984) was an English auctioneer and chairman of Sotheby's.
Philip Marsden, also known as Philip Marsden-Smedley (born 11 May 1961), is an English travel writer and novelist.
Photographs and Notebooks is a collection of British author Bruce Chatwin's photographs and notebooks that were made during his life when he was working on his various novels and travel books.
The Pitt Rivers Museum is a museum displaying the archaeological and anthropological collections of the University of Oxford in Oxford, England.
Prague (Praha, Prag) is the capital and largest city in the Czech Republic, the 14th largest city in the European Union and also the historical capital of Bohemia.
Private Lives is a 1930 comedy of manners in three acts by Noël Coward.
Radcliffe College was a women's liberal arts college in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and functioned as a female coordinate institution for the all-male Harvard College.
Dame Cicely Isabel Fairfield DBE (21 December 1892 – 15 March 1983), known as Rebecca West, or Dame Rebecca West, was a British author, journalist, literary critic and travel writer.
Rigour (British English) or rigor (American English; see spelling differences) describes a condition of stiffness or strictness.
Robert Byron (26 February 1905 – 24 February 1941) was a British travel writer, best known for his travelogue The Road to Oxiana.
Robert Mapplethorpe (November 4, 1946 – March 9, 1989) was an American photographer, known for his sensitive yet blunt treatment of controversial subject-matter in the large-scale, highly stylized black and white medium of photography.
Robyn Davidson (born 6 September 1950) is an Australian writer best known for her book Tracks, about her 1,700-mile trek across the deserts of west Australia using camels.
Roderick James Nugent "Rory" Stewart, FRSGS (born 3 January 1973) is a British politician, diplomat, and writer.
The Royal Naval Reserve (RNR) is the volunteer reserve force of the Royal Navy in the United Kingdom.
Saint Petersburg (p) is Russia's second-largest city after Moscow, with 5 million inhabitants in 2012, part of the Saint Petersburg agglomeration with a population of 6.2 million (2015).
Sir Ahmed Salman Rushdie (born 19 June 1947) is a British Indian novelist and essayist.
Samuel Jones Wagstaff, Jr. (November 4, 1921 – January 14, 1987) was an American art curator and collector as well as the artistic mentor and benefactor of photographer Robert Mapplethorpe (who was also his lifetime companion) and poet-punk rocker Patti Smith.
Seren Books is a small independent publisher, specialising in English-language writing from Wales and also publishing literature, poetry and non-fiction from around the world.
Sheffield is a city and metropolitan borough in South Yorkshire, England.
A short list or shortlist is a list of candidates for a job, prize, award, political position, etc., that has been reduced from a longer list of candidates (sometimes via intermediate lists known as "long lists").
Shropshire (alternatively Salop; abbreviated, in print only, Shrops; demonym Salopian) is a county in the West Midlands of England, bordering Wales to the west, Cheshire to the north, Staffordshire to the east, and Worcestershire and Herefordshire to the south.
The social structure of the United Kingdom has historically been highly influenced by the concept of social class, with the concept still affecting British society today.
Within the animist belief system of Indigenous Australians, a songline, also called dreaming track, is one of the paths across the land (or sometimes the sky) which mark the route followed by localised "creator-beings" during the Dreaming.
Sotheby's is a British founded, American multinational corporation headquartered in New York City.
Saint Sophia Cathedral is a Greek Orthodox church on Moscow Road in the Bayswater area of London.
Strabismus, also known as crossed eyes, is a condition in which the eyes do not properly align with each other when looking at an object.
The Sudan or Sudan (السودان as-Sūdān) also known as North Sudan since South Sudan's independence and officially the Republic of the Sudan (جمهورية السودان Jumhūriyyat as-Sūdān), is a country in Northeast Africa.
Susan Sontag (January 16, 1933 – December 28, 2004) was an American writer, filmmaker, philosopher, teacher, and political activist.
Susannah Clapp (born 1949) is a British writer, who has been the theatre critic of The Observer since 1997 and is a contributor to the BBC's Nightwaves.
Theodor George Henry Strehlow (6 June 1908 – 3 October 1978) was an anthropologist who studied the Arrernte (Aranda, Arunta) Australian Aborigines in Central Australia.
Telegraphy (from Greek: τῆλε têle, "at a distance" and γράφειν gráphein, "to write") is the long-distance transmission of textual or symbolic (as opposed to verbal or audio) messages without the physical exchange of an object bearing the message.
The Blitz was a German bombing offensive against Britain in 1940 and 1941, during the Second World War.
The Guardian is a British daily newspaper.
The Literary Encyclopedia is an online reference work first published in October 2000.
The New York Times (sometimes abbreviated as The NYT or The Times) is an American newspaper based in New York City with worldwide influence and readership.
The Road to Oxiana is a travelogue by Robert Byron, first published in 1937.
The Satanic Verses controversy, also known as the Rushdie Affair, was the heated and frequently violent reaction of Muslims to the publication of Salman Rushdie's novel The Satanic Verses, which was first published in the United Kingdom in 1988 and inspired in part by the life of the prophet Muhammad.
The Songlines is a 1987 book written by Bruce Chatwin, combining fiction and non-fiction.
The Sunday Times Magazine is a magazine included with The Sunday Times.
The Times is a British daily (Monday to Saturday) national newspaper based in London, England.
The Viceroy of Ouidah is a novel published in 1980 by Bruce Chatwin, a British author.
The Thomas Cook Travel Book Award originated as an initiative of Thomas Cook AG in 1980, with the aim of encouraging and rewarding the art of literary travel writing.
Thomas Michael Keneally, AO (born 7 October 1935) is a prolific Australian novelist, playwright, and essayist.
Thomas Michael Maschler (born 16 August 1933) is a British publisher and writer.
The genre of travel literature encompasses outdoor literature, guide books, nature writing, and travel memoirs.
The University of Edinburgh (abbreviated as Edin. in post-nominals), founded in 1582, is the sixth oldest university in the English-speaking world and one of Scotland's ancient universities.
Utz is a novel written by the British author Bruce Chatwin, first published in 1988.
A viceroy is a regal official who runs a country, colony, city, province, or sub-national state, in the name of and as the representative of the monarch of the territory.
Vichy (Vichèi in Occitan) is a city in the Allier department of Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes in central France, in the historic province of Bourbonnais.
Visiting Mrs Nabokov is a 1993 collection of non-fiction writing by the British author Martin Amis.
The British edition of the fashion magazine Vogue is currently owned and distributed by US media company Conde Nast.
In Australian Aboriginal society, Walkabout is a rite of passage during which males undergo a journey during adolescence, typically ages 10 to 16, and live in the wilderness for a period as long as six months to make the spiritual and traditional transition into manhood.
Werner Herzog (born 5 September 1942) is a German screenwriter, film director, author, actor, and opera director.
West Heath is a residential area of Birmingham, England on the boundary with Worcestershire.
What Am I Doing Here (1988) is a book by British Author Bruce Chatwin and contains a collection of essays, profiles and travel stories from his life.
William Dalrymple FRSL, FRGS, FRAS, FRSE (born William Hamilton-Dalrymple on 20 March 1965) is a Scottish historian and writer, art historian and curator, as well as a prominent broadcaster and critic.
Wiltshire is a county in South West England with an area of.
Winding Paths is a book containing a collection of photographs taken by British author Bruce Chatwin during his various travels.
Worcestershire (written abbreviation: Worcs) is a county in the West Midlands of England.
World War II (often abbreviated to WWII or WW2), also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, although conflicts reflecting the ideological clash between what would become the Allied and Axis blocs began earlier.
The 1977 Benin coup d'état attempt, Opération Crevette or Operation Shrimp was a failed attempt by a team of French-led mercenaries to overthrow the government of Benin which was then led by Mathieu Kérékou whose communist party, the People's Revolutionary Party of Benin was the only allowed political party in the country.