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2017 John H. Wilson Jr. Evelyn Waugh Undergraduate Essay Contest

Essays by undergraduates on the life and work of Evelyn Waugh are solicited for the 2017 John H. Wilson Jr. Evelyn Waugh Undergraduate Essay Contest. The contest is sponsored by Evelyn Waugh Studies, the journal of the Evelyn Waugh Society, … Continue reading

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Latest Issue of Evelyn Waugh Studies Posted on Website

The latest issue of the Society’s journal Evelyn Waugh Studies (Vol 47 No. 3, Winter 2016) is now posted on the website. It includes an article entitled “Guy’s Deleted Nippers, Part I: The Unending Story of the Ending of Unconditional … Continue reading

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1949 New York Times Interview with Evelyn Waugh

On Twitter, Terry Teachout draws our attention to a “forgotten” 1949 New York Times interview with Evelyn Waugh: “The best American writer, of course,” Mr. Waugh said, “is Erle Stanley Gardner. . . . Do I really wish to say … Continue reading

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2001 Sword of Honour Starring Daniel Craig on Acorn TV

William Boyd’s 2001 television adaptation of is currently showing on Acorn TV (“[t]he best British TV streaming on demand”) in the United States and Canada. The two-episode show stars Daniel Craig as Guy Crouchback. Earlier this year William Boyd (who’s … Continue reading

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2015 John H. Wilson Jr. Evelyn Waugh Undergraduate Essay Contest

Submissions are solicited for the (newly re-dedicated) John H. Wilson Jr. Evelyn Waugh Undergraduate Essay Contest. Essays (normally limited to 20 pages or 5,000 words) are invited on any aspect of Waugh’s life or work and will be judged by … Continue reading

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John Howard Wilson, Jr. PhD (1961-2014)

It is with great sadness that the Evelyn Waugh Society announces the death on 11 December in Erie, Pennsylvania of our founder and renowned Waugh scholar, Dr. John Howard Wilson, Jr. He was 53. An obituary of Dr. Wilson by … Continue reading

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Lecture by Dr. Lisa Colletta at the American University of Rome, “Travelers, Exile, and Expats: British Novelists in Hollywood”

On November 13 at 7:00 p.m., at the American University of Rome, Dr. Lisa Colletta will give her inaugural lecture as a full professor at AUR. Based upon her 2013 book exploring the same subject, her lecture “Travelers, Exile, and … Continue reading

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Complete Works Event at Literary Leicester Festival, Nov. 12

From the Arts & Humanities Research Council’s news pages: It’s been just over a year since work began on the first ever Complete Works of Evelyn Waugh. Together with Oxford University Press and the Waugh family, the project has been … Continue reading

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Previously Unknown Evelyn Waugh Letters for Sale at Bonhams

Three previously unknown letters from Evelyn Waugh to his friend Eleanor Watts, the girlfriend of the man who ran off with the novelist’s wife in 1929, are to be sold at Bonhams Fine Books, Atlases, Manuscripts and Photographs Sale on … Continue reading

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Inaugural Dead Meet Up, London, Nov. 26th: “The Loved One” and the Reality of Embalming

There is nothing new under the sun. Except, perhaps, this: On Wed., Nov. 26th, at Barts Pathology Museum in London, Dead Meet (“Dating and Networking for Death Professionals”), is holding its Inaugural Dead Meet Up, a networking event at which … Continue reading

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