Qwiklit’s Weekly Companion (July 28th-Aug 4th)

Hey guys!

Here’s a quick look at this week’s news through the lens of us literati at Qwiklit. This week, expect more lists and more insight from our growing group of contributors.

1. Jane Austen’s face will officially be on the 10 pound bill in England. This decision arrived a weak before Kelly Clarkson was denied the purchase of her ring at auction.

2. Russia recently announced that yes, gay athletes will be prosecuted in Sochi during the 2014 Olympics. ‘s book The Art of Fielding presents a wonderful depiction of being a gay athlete in the 21st century.

3. New Iranian president Hassan Rouhani has promised a return to moderation for the country, which has been ruled with strict and oppressive Islamic law for 34 years. Sadegh Hedayat’s The Blind Owl is a great example of pre-revolution literature in the country.

4. The final poster for Orson Scott Card’s Ender’s Game has been released. Anticipation for its release has been overshadowed by Card’s views of homosexuality.

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