Tag Archives: Selina Hastings

Waugh’s Religion

In the current issue of the U.K. paper The Catholic Herald, an article (“Seduced by the ‘Devil’ Hitler” by Francis Phillips) opens with a familiar quote from Evelyn Waugh: There is a well-known story about the novelist Evelyn Waugh. He … Continue reading

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Times Diary Reports Waugh Advice on Letters to America

Patrick Kidd in today’s Times Diary reports a talk given at last week’s Waugh conference in Leicester by biographer Selina Hastings: Waugh’s correspondence with Nancy Mitford, included advice on how he dealt with fan mail. Some (university clubs, creative-writing students, … Continue reading

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The Fertile Fact: Speculative biographical writing

The Fertile Fact is a new literary website which “celebrates the speculative nature of biographical writing. We invite biographers/experts/super-fans to draw on their knowledge and compile a list of five things or aspects of modern life that they think their … Continue reading

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Selina Hastings’s Evelyn Waugh republished

Evelyn Waugh, the highly regarded 1995 biography by Selina Hastings, is being republished in the UK this month by Capuchin Classics, with publication in the US later this year. Several author lectures and books signings have been scheduled to coincide … Continue reading

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