Ngugi wa Thiong’o, Distinguished Professor of English and comparative literature, has been named the winner of the sixth Pak Kyong-ni Prize. South Korea’s first international literary award, it was established in 2011 to honor the achievements of the late South Korean novelist Pak Kyong-ni (1926-2008) and, with a cash prize of more than $90,000, is one of […]
UCI professor’s new book explores life lessons gleaned from unorthodox class on death
Jonathan Alexander and his staff at UC Irvine’s Center for Excellence in Writing & Communication explore new ways to teach and master the craft of writing far beyond the basics of high school composition.
An avid reader, student and teacher of science fiction, UCI English professor Jonathan Alexander particularly enjoys stories about Mars. In honor of Curiosity, he’s put together a list of his 10 favorites.
This first season of what will be an annual event features reimagined versions of William Shakespeare’s “The Comedy of Errors” and “The Merchant of Venice” that take place in the Wild West and 1930s Italy, respectively.
Alumnus Ryan Sharpe helps hospitalized kids cope via video games.
Summer’s here, and the reading’s easy. So stash the dry textbooks, research tomes and heavier literary works that pile up on the nightstand during the academic year. The latest by David Sedaris? Got it right here with the sunscreen. No. 17 in Janet Evanovich’s epic Stephanie Plum series? It’s in the beach bag. (Hey, don’t […]
After 20 years as an L.A.Times crime reporter, author and literary journalism professor, Miles Corwin crosses over into fiction in “Kind of Blue.”
UC Irvine physics professor and award-winning science fiction author Gregory Benford will write the introductory essays for “The Wonderful Future That Never Was,” a collection of predictions made in the pages of “Popular Mechanics” that reflects societies hopes and fears.