Fictional portrait of Jo and Edward Hopper wins Walter Scott prize

6/12/2020 10:26:00 PM

Fictional portrait of Jo and Edward Hopper wins Walter Scott prize

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Fiction al portrait of Jo and Edward Hopper wins Walter Scott prize

£25,000 award for the year’s best historical novel goes to Christine Dwyer Hickey’s The Narrow Land, which depicts the artists’ marriage

‘Pinpoint precision’ … detail from Cape Cod Morning (1950) by Edward Hopper.like to receive morning headlines Monday - Friday plus breaking news alerts by email Update newsletter preferences Prof Richardson said the conversation around the statue was a crucial one that she was “delighted to see our students engage in”.Published on Wed 10 Jun 2020 18.and will be taken to a museum.

Photograph: Artepics/Alamy ‘Pinpoint precision’ … detail from Cape Cod Morning (1950) by Edward Hopper. Photograph: Artepics/Alamy Published on Fri 12 Jun 2020 19. “We should be having questions about who should we accept money from, what are our responsibilities with that money, how do we judge people, what lens do we use to evaluate people ethically? Today? In the past? Watch more “These are all really important debates and the whole Black Lives Matter debate is a critically important one and I’m delighted to see our students engage in it.45 BST Irish author Christine Dwyer Hickey’s exploration of the marriage of the American artists Edward and Jo Hopper has won the £25,000 Walter Scott prize for historical fiction. Her employer, Liverpool John Moores University, which has agreed to rename a building named after former prime minister William Gladstone due to his views on slavery, had been “relatively shielded” from the most recent debates on statue toppling and renaming because of its status as a post-1992 university, she said. Set in 1950, Dwyer Hickey’s The Narrow Land follows Michael, an orphan who has survived a concentration camp, as he is sent to spend the summer on Cape Cod with a boy called Richie and his mother. The kind of issues that colleges are designed for. While there, the boys form an unlikely friendship with the Hoppers. “However, in the Bristol of Edward Colston’s time his business interests would not have been thought of so negatively.

The novel took six years to write, the author said, “which is why I really, really appreciate this recognition”. Part of the funding will go towards a scholarship programme for disadvantaged students.” The statue of slave trader Edward Colston being pushed into the Avon on 7 June. “I would like to send my thoughts to a grave in a hillside cemetery in Nyack, overlooking the Hudson River, a few miles from New York City, where the artists Edward and Jo Hopper lie, and where I hope they have at last found peace,” she said. “I also hope they will forgive me the intrusion. It’s slow but it’s steady.” The judges said the work “reaches into the heart of the creative impulse itself”. “What I am hearing, even from administrators at Oxford, is that it is now not a case of if but when Rhodes will be gone, and that is something to be celebrated,” said Gopal, a reader in colonial and postcolonial literature at Cambridge University, By contrast, there was deep unease among defenders of British imperial heritage, such as Nigel Biggar, a Regius professor of theology at Oxford, who said there were three problems with the “current fancy” for toppling statues. “It’s a risky business, portraying the marriage of two artists, particularly when both the marriage and the art have already been picked over by biographers and art historians.5 per cent to 22. “He openly supports and defends the notorious slave trader.

Christine Dwyer Hickey has embraced the risk and created a masterpiece,” said the judges, who included James Naughtie and Kirsty Wark. “Quietly, inexorably, and with pinpoint perception, our winner has brought to dramatic life not just the Hoppers’ intimate eruptions but the tensions and complexities in those around them, from two young boys scarred by war to the transient summer crowd at Cape Cod, and through this forensic lens we glimpse the upheavals that were to shake all Americans in the postwar world. The number of black students, admittedly from a low base, has gone up 100 per cent. Because if the left have the liberty to do that, then the right will take it too.” The Walter Scott prize, founded in 2009, rewards the best fiction set 60 or more years ago, in honour of Scott, who subtitled his novel Waverley “Tis Sixty Years Since”. It is funded by the Duke and Duchess of Buccleuch, who are distantly related to the author. “I would hate to think that any black student or student of any background would think that Oxford would be an unwelcoming place,” she said. Dwyer Hickey’s novel competed with works by authors including Joseph O’Connor and James Meek to take the prize. Judging by the campaign in 2015-16, those calling for Rhodes to fall are propelled by a caricature of him as South Africa’s Hitler.” 'RACIST ARGUMENT' The letter also targets Mr McCullough's comments regarding Colston's name only being known "because of the good he tried to do".

Previous winners include Sebastian Barry and Ben Myers. The college will focus on climate change, artificial intelligence and cellular life. Topics .

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‘Pinpoint precision’ … detail from Cape Cod Morning (1950) by Edward Hopper.like to receive morning headlines Monday - Friday plus breaking news alerts by email Update newsletter preferences Prof Richardson said the conversation around the statue was a crucial one that she was “delighted to see our students engage in”.Published on Wed 10 Jun 2020 18.and will be taken to a museum.

Photograph: Artepics/Alamy ‘Pinpoint precision’ … detail from Cape Cod Morning (1950) by Edward Hopper. Photograph: Artepics/Alamy Published on Fri 12 Jun 2020 19. “We should be having questions about who should we accept money from, what are our responsibilities with that money, how do we judge people, what lens do we use to evaluate people ethically? Today? In the past? Watch more “These are all really important debates and the whole Black Lives Matter debate is a critically important one and I’m delighted to see our students engage in it.45 BST Irish author Christine Dwyer Hickey’s exploration of the marriage of the American artists Edward and Jo Hopper has won the £25,000 Walter Scott prize for historical fiction. Her employer, Liverpool John Moores University, which has agreed to rename a building named after former prime minister William Gladstone due to his views on slavery, had been “relatively shielded” from the most recent debates on statue toppling and renaming because of its status as a post-1992 university, she said. Set in 1950, Dwyer Hickey’s The Narrow Land follows Michael, an orphan who has survived a concentration camp, as he is sent to spend the summer on Cape Cod with a boy called Richie and his mother. The kind of issues that colleges are designed for. While there, the boys form an unlikely friendship with the Hoppers. “However, in the Bristol of Edward Colston’s time his business interests would not have been thought of so negatively.

The novel took six years to write, the author said, “which is why I really, really appreciate this recognition”. Part of the funding will go towards a scholarship programme for disadvantaged students.” The statue of slave trader Edward Colston being pushed into the Avon on 7 June. “I would like to send my thoughts to a grave in a hillside cemetery in Nyack, overlooking the Hudson River, a few miles from New York City, where the artists Edward and Jo Hopper lie, and where I hope they have at last found peace,” she said. “I also hope they will forgive me the intrusion. It’s slow but it’s steady.” The judges said the work “reaches into the heart of the creative impulse itself”. “What I am hearing, even from administrators at Oxford, is that it is now not a case of if but when Rhodes will be gone, and that is something to be celebrated,” said Gopal, a reader in colonial and postcolonial literature at Cambridge University, By contrast, there was deep unease among defenders of British imperial heritage, such as Nigel Biggar, a Regius professor of theology at Oxford, who said there were three problems with the “current fancy” for toppling statues. “It’s a risky business, portraying the marriage of two artists, particularly when both the marriage and the art have already been picked over by biographers and art historians.5 per cent to 22. “He openly supports and defends the notorious slave trader.

Christine Dwyer Hickey has embraced the risk and created a masterpiece,” said the judges, who included James Naughtie and Kirsty Wark. “Quietly, inexorably, and with pinpoint perception, our winner has brought to dramatic life not just the Hoppers’ intimate eruptions but the tensions and complexities in those around them, from two young boys scarred by war to the transient summer crowd at Cape Cod, and through this forensic lens we glimpse the upheavals that were to shake all Americans in the postwar world. The number of black students, admittedly from a low base, has gone up 100 per cent. Because if the left have the liberty to do that, then the right will take it too.” The Walter Scott prize, founded in 2009, rewards the best fiction set 60 or more years ago, in honour of Scott, who subtitled his novel Waverley “Tis Sixty Years Since”. It is funded by the Duke and Duchess of Buccleuch, who are distantly related to the author. “I would hate to think that any black student or student of any background would think that Oxford would be an unwelcoming place,” she said. Dwyer Hickey’s novel competed with works by authors including Joseph O’Connor and James Meek to take the prize. Judging by the campaign in 2015-16, those calling for Rhodes to fall are propelled by a caricature of him as South Africa’s Hitler.” 'RACIST ARGUMENT' The letter also targets Mr McCullough's comments regarding Colston's name only being known "because of the good he tried to do".

Previous winners include Sebastian Barry and Ben Myers. The college will focus on climate change, artificial intelligence and cellular life. Topics .