Milward Kennedy (1894 – 1968)

Aka John Frederick Burke, Jonathan Burke, Owen Burke, Robert Milward Burke, Evelyn Elder, Harriet Esmond, John Frederick, Jonathan George, Joanna Jones, Sara Morris, Martin Sands. Milward Rodon Kennedy Burge (21 June 1894 – 1968) was an English civil servant, journalist, crime writer and literary critic. He was educated at Winchester College and New College, Oxford. … Continue reading “Milward Kennedy (1894 – 1968)”

A. G. Macdonell (1895 – 1941)

Archibald Gordon Macdonell (3 November 1895 – 16 January 1941) was a Scottish writer, journalist and broadcaster, whose most famous work is the gently satirical novel England, Their England (1933). Born in Poona, India, A. G. Macdonell’s family were Scottish. His father was a physician, and he was educated at Winchester where he excelled academically … Continue reading “A. G. Macdonell (1895 – 1941)”

The Detection Club

The Detection Club was formed in 1930 by a group of British mystery writers, including Agatha Christie, Dorothy L. Sayers, Ronald Knox, Freeman Wills Crofts, Arthur Morrison, Hugh Walpole, John Rhode, Jessie Rickard, Baroness Emma Orczy, R. Austin Freeman, G. D. H. Cole, Margaret Cole, E. C. Bentley, Henry Wade, and H. C. Bailey. Anthony … Continue reading “The Detection Club”

The Seventh Circle by Jorge Luis Borges and Adolfo Bioy Casares

I copy and paste the following text due to its potential interest to readers of this blog. The police genre is one of the few literary inventions of our time. Distraction often confuses it with a less rigorous and less lucid genre: that of adventure. In this, however, there is no other unit than the … Continue reading “The Seventh Circle by Jorge Luis Borges and Adolfo Bioy Casares”

El Séptimo Círculo por Jorge Luis Borges y Adolfo Bioy Casares

Following my previous post here and given its possible interest for the readers of this blog, the following text (in Spanish) was the one that Borges and Bioy Casares jointly wrote in 1945, to inaugurate the Argentinian crime fiction collection “El Séptimo Círculo” published by Emecé Buenos Aires. Its front covers were undertaken by the … Continue reading “El Séptimo Círculo por Jorge Luis Borges y Adolfo Bioy Casares”