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Zarko just emailed this good news. His book with David Albahari, another remarkable Serbian writer and life-long friend, has just been awarded the prize for best non-fiction book of the year in Serbia. From the jury’s explanation [google translate version]: … Continue reading
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Another couple of steps farther, at the threshold of the square fronting the train station, part of the goings-on, the Idiot of the No-Man’s-Bay. (There have been various others, and there might well have been even more.) For some time … Continue reading
This last week I read Maximilian Werner’s Gravity Hill (University of Utah Press, 2013). I’m glad I did. Although there are plenty of stories in the book about a young man growing up in Salt Lake City with other young people … Continue reading
A couple of weeks ago John Fowles, a former student of mine when I was teaching in the BYU Department of Germanic and Slavic Languages, wrote me from China, where he was on business. “I’ve been reading your ‘non-memoir’ Immortal for … Continue reading
Interesting that Forbes would pick up on this: One of the great ‘what if’ questions that has fascinated historians of biology is how differently Darwinian evolution would have been received had Darwin known of the work of Gregor Mendel, the … Continue reading
On Friday, April 7, 2017, I’ll have the honor of speaking at the annual conference of the Utah Academy of Sciences, Arts & Letters. They are meeting this year on the UVU Campus. 10:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. O.C. Tanner … Continue reading
Yesterday the journal Genetics published our article about Mendel’s reading of Darwin’s Origin of Species in a German translation and his use of some of the ideas in his report on his experiments with hybridity in peas. The journal also published our translation of … Continue reading
A few hours ago Zarko sent me this photo of a gathering of authors in the lobby of the Belgrade publisher Stubovi kultura. “We are there too,” he wrote. It takes some careful looking, but there are our portraits on … Continue reading
This morning Lyn and I sent our manuscript to the Texas A&M University Press. The editor of a series called “Connecting the Greater West” had seen parts of it and asked us to submit our work. We’ve been working on … Continue reading