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MEDIA ADVISORY: Acclaimed Writer Ian McEwan to Read from New Novel “The Children Act”

MEDIA ADVISORY: Acclaimed Writer Ian McEwan to Read from New Novel “The Children Act”

The Harry Ransom Center and the Michener Center for Writers present novelist Ian McEwan to mark the Ransom Center’s acquisition of McEwan’s archive. McEwan’s first American reading from his new novel “The Children Act” will be followed by a reception and book signing.

Novelist, Poet and Essayist Julia Alvarez’s Archive Acquired by Ransom Center

Novelist, Poet and Essayist Julia Alvarez’s Archive Acquired by Ransom Center

The Harry Ransom Center, a humanities research library and museum at The University of Texas at Austin, has acquired the archive of acclaimed novelist, poet and essayist Julia Alvarez (b. 1950). Alvarez’s extensive archive consists of manuscripts, correspondence, journals and professional files.

Benson Collection to Archive StoryCorps Latino Oral History Interviews

The Nettie Lee Benson Latin American Collection is partnering with oral history nonprofit organization StoryCorps to archive its immense collection of audio interviews with Latino subjects. The Benson Collection — part of the University of Texas Libraries at The University of Texas at Austin — will serve as the research repository for more than 2,000 audio recordings that capture the experiences of Latinos in the United States as part of the StoryCorps Historias initiative.

Author T.C. Boyle’s Papers Acquired by Harry Ransom Center

Author T.C. Boyle’s Papers Acquired by Harry Ransom Center

The Harry Ransom Center, a humanities research library and museum at The University of Texas at Austin, has acquired the archive of novelist and short-story writer Tom Coraghessan “T.C.” Boyle, author of such acclaimed works as “The Tortilla Curtain” (1995) and “World’s End” (1987). Spanning more than 30 years from the 1970s through the present,…   » Continue Reading

Nobel Prize-Winning Writer J. M. Coetzee’s Archive Acquired By Harry Ransom Center

Nobel Prize-Winning Writer J. M. Coetzee’s Archive Acquired By Harry Ransom Center

The Harry Ransom Center, a humanities research library and museum at The University of Texas at Austin, has acquired the archive of Nobel Prize-winning writer and University of Texas at Austin alumnus J. M. Coetzee. Spanning more than 50 years, the archive traces the author's life and career from 1956 through the present.

Libraries’ Human Rights Documentation Initiative Introduces Web Site

The Human Rights Documentation Initiative (HRDI), a Web site that provides resources for research, highlights human rights-related archival materials at the university, informs the public on HRDI's documentation partnerships and promotes human rights events and research, has been introduced by the University of Texas Libraries.

Harry Ransom Center Holds Archive of 2008 Costa Book of the Year Award Winner

Harry Ransom Center Holds Archive of 2008 Costa Book of the Year Award Winner

The Harry Ransom Center, a humanities research library and museum at The University of Texas at Austin, holds the archive of Sebastian Barry, the recipient of the 2008 Costa Book of the Year award, an internationally recognized literary prize for books by writers based in the United Kingdom and Ireland.

Libraries Receive $1.2 Million Grant to Preserve Record of Human Rights Violations, Genocide

Libraries Receive $1.2 Million Grant to Preserve Record of Human Rights Violations, Genocide

The University of Texas Libraries have received a $1.2 million grant from The Bridgeway Foundation to collect and preserve in digital form the fragile record of genocide and human rights conflicts worldwide.

Ransom Center Acquires Archive of Prize-winning Writer Jim Crace

Ransom Center Acquires Archive of Prize-winning Writer Jim Crace

The Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center at The University of Texas at Austin has acquired the archive of British writer Jim Crace, author of acclaimed works "Continent" (1986), "Arcadia" (1992), "Quarantine" (1997), "Being Dead" (1999) and "The Pesthouse" (2007).

Norman Mailer Papers Open to Researchers, Students and Public on Jan. 3

Norman Mailer Papers Open to Researchers, Students and Public on Jan. 3

The Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center at The University of Texas at Austin opens the “Norman Mailer Papers,” more than 1,000 boxes of materials, to researchers, students and the public on Thursday, Jan. 3.