Morning Bites: 100 years of Patchen, Downton Abbey Booker Prize, Vanessa Veselka, Yoram Kaniuk’s movement, and more

Poet Kenneth Patchen was born 100 years ago on this day.

  • Matthew Crawley is judging next year’s Booker Prize! (You have to watch Downton Abbey for this to matter.  Also, if you haven’t seen season two, there’s a major spoiler.  Tread lightly.)
  • Novelist Yoram Kaniuk started a movement when he sued to become the first Israeli citizen “without religion.”  (You should consider reading his book Life on Sandpaper, which is on Dalkey.)

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