Monthly Archives: September 2013

Reminder: Episode 1/7 of BBC Radio 4's Men at Arms was broadcast today

You have seven days left to listen to the episode at

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Cecil Beaton 1955 "Entrée interdite" Evelyn Waugh portrait for sale

BEETLES+HUXLEY (who seemingly favor all-caps for everything) has for sale a print of Cecil Beaton's celebrated 1955 photographic portrait of Evelyn Waugh standing behind a gate to which is affixed a sign that states, "ENTREE INTERDITE AUX PROMENEURS." B+H describe the … Continue reading

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Evelyn Waugh's 1960 Face to Face interview with John Freeman

In June 1960 Evelyn Waugh was interviewed by John Freeman for the BBC television program Face to Face. Although during the interview Waugh isn't exactly bursting with bonhomie and appears more than a little ill at ease (it was apparently … Continue reading

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Broadcast of BBC Radio 4's new Sword of Honour adaptation begins on Sept. 29th

The first episode of the new BBC Radio 4 seven-part adaptation of Evelyn Waugh's Sword of Honour trilogy will be broadcast on Sept. 29th at 3:00 p.m. UK time. Archived episodes should be available for up to seven days after broadcast … Continue reading

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2013 Evelyn Waugh Undergraduate Essay Contest

Essays by undergraduates on any aspect of the life and work of Evelyn Waugh are solicited for the Ninth Annual Evelyn Waugh Undergraduate Essay Contest. The contest is sponsored by Evelyn Waugh Studies, whose editorial board will judge the submissions. … Continue reading

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Shoreham WordFest Evelyn Waugh evening at Lancing College, Sept. 27th

The Shoreham WordFest literary festival, "[a] celebration of the spoken and written word, with readings and discussion, poetry, song, books, plays and other writings," will begin its 2013 program of activities with an evening devoted to the life and works … Continue reading

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Evelyn Waugh manuscripts at the British Library

A short article at the British Library's English and Drama blog on its Evelyn Waugh collection: The British Library holds an extensive Waugh collection, at the heart of which is Waugh’s incoming correspondence. These letters, dating from 1921 to 1966, … Continue reading

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Jonathan Coe: What's so funny about comic novels?

Evelyn Waugh barely gets a mention, but Jonathan Coe's reflections in the Guardian on the comic novel are worth sharing: All of this leads us inevitably to PG Wodehouse, the elephant in my comic room, about whom I've been silent … Continue reading

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Autumn 2013 issue of Evelyn Waugh Studies published

The Autumn 2013 issue of Evelyn Waugh Studies has been published and is available in PDF format here.

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