Category Archives: Discussions

Waugh in the Public Domain

The Public Domain Review (a website devoted to the promotion of the free expression of ideas) has published a list of artists whose works will enter the public domain in some jurisdictions next year. In some countries this happens 50 years after … Continue reading

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BBC Radio to Air Discussion of Scoop

The next installment of  BBC’s A Good Read on Monday 21 November will include a discussion of Waugh’s novel Scoop. Here’s the description from the BBC Radio 4 Extra schedule: Rosie Boycott and her guests – novelist William Boyd and journalist Paul Foot – … Continue reading

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Philip Eade to Appear at Oldie Lunch and Bridport Festival

Oldie magazine has announced the appearance of Waugh’s biographer Philip Eade as one of three authors at its 11th October literary lunch: This new study reveals that from his strained relationships with family and lovers to his religious and drug-induced … Continue reading

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Waugh Biographer to Appear at Oxford

As part of Oxford Alumni Weekend (16-18 September), Waugh biographer Paula Byrne will appear with her husband Jonathan Bate in a program entitled “The Life of the Biographer.”  The discussion at Worcester College is described in the program: The art … Continue reading

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Negative Blog Post Prompts Internet Debate

Earlier this week Prof Alan Jacobs of Baylor University in Waco, TX posted a brief article on his weblog in which he distilled most of the negative views of Evelyn Waugh into a few paragraphs. These include Waugh’s allegedly callous attitude … Continue reading

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Literary Family Rivalries

Booksellers Barnes & Noble have posted a list of rivalries within literary families. The Waugh family makes the list: Evelyn, Auberon, and Alec WaughEvelyn Waugh is one of the most celebrated writers of all time, with books like Brideshead Revisited lodged … Continue reading

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Waugh Event in Cincinnati

The Mercantile Library in Cincinnati is sponsoring a series of lectures and discussions moderated by independent writer and researcher Richard Lauf on the subject of Making Us Laugh: Four Comedic Literary Novels. The series will begin on Tuesday, 30 August at … Continue reading

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BBC Repeats Panel on Decline and Fall

BBC Radio 4 is repeating the 2013 panel program on Waugh’s first novel Decline and Fall. This is part of the series entitled “In Our Time” hosted by Melvin Bragg: David Bradshaw, John Bowen and Ann Pasternak Slater join Melvyn … Continue reading

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The Loved One to Feature on BBC Radio 4

Waugh’s 1948 novella The Loved One will be one of the choices on the next edition of A Good Read on BBC Radio 4. This will be broadcast on Monday, 16 May at 1830 (repeated at 0030) and will be available worldwide … Continue reading

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Evelyn Waugh, Winston Churchill and Boris Johnson

Boris Johnson, ex-Mayor of London and gadfly without portfolio of the Conservative Party, has written a book about his hero Winston Churchill. Entitled The Churchill Factor, this was published to much acclaim in 2014 and was excerpted in the Daily Telegraph. … Continue reading

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