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Does Life Change When You Win A $100,000 Book Prize

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Susan Pedersen Reflects On Family and 2015 Cundill Prize  By K.J Mullins Newz4U
Winning the 2015 Cundill Prize in Historical Literature has not changed author Susan Pedersen but it did help her have more time to reconnect with her youngest son. Last autumn when Pedersen won the prize she was taking some time off from her teaching position at Columbia University to work on her current project. She used some of the prize money to fly her youngest child to the UK for some much needed one on one time.
Pedersen said that winning the prize was special but in terms of academic success did not have a large impact at Columbia University. She noted that the book appearing in the Oxford University Press in summer 2015 was more celebrated at the American school.
Pedersen is a dedicated academic and a devoted working mother. Loyal to a life of exploring and retelling the history of Britain there are times that her two worlds are in conflict. Long periods of research while teaching takes time, making …

Last Folio - Books of the Dead - Yuri Dojc's art at the Hamilton Art Gallery

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By Stephen Weir Edited version posted by Huffington Post
Moscow. Jerusalem. Vatican City. São Paulo. Canadian photographer Yuri Dojc is is known and admired for his world vision.His photographs of crumbling synagogues, badly decayed Torahs scrolls and discarded school books he discovered in a rotting 70-years locked Jewish school in Slovakia are seen as instruments of change in a battle against cultural genocide.


Here in Canada little is known about his travelling exhibition of pictures of those holocaust books. That is because he is Canada’s most accomplished nude photographer. That may changes now that his Last Folio exhibition has finally arrived in Canada, and people in Ontario are seeing his passion and his dread of mankind’s darkside.
The Last Folio is an exhibition, an art book and a documentary movie, based on the Slovakia pictures he has taken.The exhibition that continues to tour in Europe, Israel, South America and the United States just opened in Hamilton, Ontario.
Time had st…