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Virginia Woolf and Dutch biking trivia is Woolf sighting number one this week. Other sightings include a mention of Woolf’s writing lodge in the same breath as a UK Thinking Shed (3), an op-ed in the LA Times that includes three Woolf novels on a list of “Literature’s Greatest Hits,” and a quasi-mystical novel that connects Woolf to an imaginary Nazi win in World War II (6). Read on for more.

  1. A spin through a world where bicycles rule streetsLos Angeles TimesScreen Shot 2013-04-29 at 11.08.20 PM
    It seems just about any and every famous person who ever rode a bike in Amsterdam or who wrote about the city’s cycling scene earns a cameo, including Audrey Hepburn, Albert Camus and Virginia Woolf. In 1935, Woolf wrote in her diary that “the cyclists 
  2. Woolf’s Orlando on stage at USMThe Portland Phoenix
    With insights into both the masculine and the feminine, s/he is at the center of Virginia Woolf’s Orlando, a fabulist commentary on the fluidity of gender and sexual identity. Playwright Sarah Ruhl’s adaptation of the novel is on stage in a vivacious 
  3. The Diary: Inspiration? Here’s a shed load of ideasThe Star
    The Thinking Shed at Digital Media Centre Barnsley . By Colin Drury Published on 22/04/2013 09:40. THE shed: a humble environment which has inspired some of history’s most creative moments. Mark Twain, Virginia Woolf and Roald Dahl all wrote in theirs.
  4. A Golden Age Mood Board Based on Spring AltuzarraNew York Magazine
    He’s referring to the cinematic version of Virginia Woolf’s book, a gender bending time-warp with Tilda Swinton as its main character. One scene, with Moorish architecture and Ottoman fashion, served as inspiration for this heavily spangled look. And 
  5. Austin Peay State University’s Jill Franks to discuss new book at May 14th Clarksville Online
    A brilliant but melancholy young writer named Virginia Woolf often attended these salons, known as the Bloomsbury Group, and it seems fitting that her presence will again be evoked at 5:00pm on May 14th during the Austin Peay State University Center of 
  6. In House of Rumour, Ian Fleming and Aleister Crowley win World War II – io9io951emOSk-DZL._SL75_
    But in Jake Arnott’s novel House of Rumour it becomes the focal point for a secret history that’s stranger and more elaborate than just “What if the Nazis won?” Arnott weaves figures like L. Ron Hubbard and Virginia Woolf into a quasi-mystical tale.
  7. Daphne du Maurier and Her Sisters: The Hidden Lives of Piffy, Bird and Bing by The Guardian
    Her book belongs to the growing genre of what might be called Sisterly Feelings; Paula Byrne’s excellent recent The Real Jane Austen and Dunn’s own A Very Close Conspiracy: Vanessa Bell and Virginia Woolf are notable examples, though perhaps one of 
  8. ‘The Interestings,’ by Meg WolitzerWashington Post
    “The Interestings,” the new novel by Meg Wolitzer, arrives with an endorsement from the estimable author of “The Marriage Plot” and “Middlesex,” stating that, “Like Virginia Woolf in The Waves, Meg Wolitzer gives us the full picture here.” (Riverhead 
  9. `William and Judith’ takes on the Bard at the BrowncoatStarNewsOnline.com (blog)
    Photo courtesy of Richard Davis. Downtown Wilmington’s Browncoat Pub & Theatre opens its latest play April 19, “William & Judith,” an original work by Cody Diagle. It was inspired by this quote from the author Virginia Woolf: “Let me imagine, since the 
  10. Don’t Miss: April 19-26Wall Street Journal
     recalling Mr. Bennett’s working-class childhood in the north of England. An engaging treat, as we follow the gentle slope of the career he sums up as: “If you’re born in Barnsley and set your sights on being Virginia Woolf, it isn’t going to be ..
  11. To the Lighthouse: You Know, the One in San Francisco Hardly Anyone Seems The Atlantic Cities
    So I pose the question to you, dear reader, by way of Virginia Woolf: For how would you like to spend the night upon a private island the size of a tennis lawn in San Francisco Bay? For just a night or two, I reckon most of us — like Woolf’s young 
  12. Best Bets, April 19Austin American-Statesman
    Virginia Woolf’s and James Joyce’s studies of characters’ inner ramblings are a Modernist artifact for plenty of writers and readers today. But for Kelman, they remain a useful way to explore the depths of people often considered outsiders. His Booker 
  13. Entertainment calendarNews Sentinel
    IPFW’s Department of Theatre presents “Orlando,” the stage adaptation of Virginia Woolf’s novel by playwright Sarah Ruhl in its last weekend. Performances are at 8 p.m. today-Saturday and at 2 p.m. Sunday in Williams Theatre, 2101 Coliseum Blvd. E.
  14. ‘Orlando’ highlights role of Greek chorusYale Daily News (blog)
    “Orlando,” a play by Sarah Ruhl, a lecturer at the School of Drama and Theatre Studies Department, is a dramatic adaptation of Virginia Woolf’s novel “Orlando: A Biography.” Orlando is a young man born in Elizabethan England who lives in several 
  15. Tribeca Film Festival Will Honor Nora Ephron With an Annual Award to a Woman Slate Magazine (blog)
    But it’s a substantial cushion, an updated version of Virginia Woolf’s “money and a room of her own.” And unlike lots of people who are honored by Hollywood, Ephron’s a genuinely great role model, someone who made movies about and for women—but not
  16. On the Page: Willa Cather and Fiona MaazelNew York Observercather
    If Willa Cather isn’t the most well-known 20th century American writer, she’s certainly one of the most underrated, a direct descendent of Virginia Woolf and a clear precedent to the straight-laced social realism of Jonathan Franzen. The pressing 
  17. Sleeping with Tilda and QuentinHuffington Post
    In 1993, Tilda Swinton portrayed an English nobleman next to Quentin Crisp’s Queen Elizabeth in Sally Potter’s film adaptation of Virginia Woolf’s gender-bending novel, Orlando. In the film, Orlando, played by Swinton, subtly, surprisingly changes his 

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mustachesAs part of the 2013 Gaurav Gopalan Reading Series, Sarah Ruhl’s adaptation of Virginia Woolf’s novel Orlando by Sarah Ruhl, will be on stage Wednesday, April 17, at 8 p.m. at Artisphere, 1101 Wilson Boulevard, in Arlington, Virginia.

Directed by Amber Jackson Featuring Acting Company members Sara Barker and Kim Curtis, the reading will take place in Artisphere’s Town Hall/Lobby and the bar will be open.

Based in part on the life of Woolf’s lover Vita Sackville-West, the novel has been described as “the most charming love-letter in literature.”

Read Blogging Woolf’s thoughts on the October 2010 New York production: Orlando’s on-stage brilliance more than a lovely coincidence. Then browse these posts that link to reviews of the production:

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Some interesting Woolf sightings today, including the unreleased demo by Sufjan Stevens, which is based on Virginia’s mother, Julia Prinsep Stephen (4); Emma Watson’s musings on her shifts from high to low culture (11); and small talk about whether one would want to be stuck in a lift with Woolf (40).

  1. A Servant of One’s Own: On Virginia Woolf, Domestics, and Downton The Millions, March 15, 2013
    A Servant of One’s Own: On Virginia Woolf, Domestics, and  but the 18 years Nellie Boxall served as cook to Virginia Woolf, however, were a 
  2. Book News: Apostrophe Chaos, Abercrombie and ŽižekNew Yorker (blog), March 18, 2013
    Alexis Coe on the “long and tumultuous saga” of Virginia Woolf and her servant Nellie Boxall. Langston Hughes’s collection of Harlem 
  3. theater — Virginia Woolf’s ORLANDO, adapted by Sarah RuhlGlens Falls Post-Star, Feb. 28, 2013
    In Sarah Ruhl’s whimsical adaptation of the Virginia Woolf novel ORLANDO, we are invited to take a journey of self-discovery as Orlando lives as a duke, …
  4. [listen] Hear an unreleased Sufjan Stevens demo “Julia”ChartAttack, March 15, 2013
    Sufjan says he recently unearthed the cassette demo in an Adidas shoebox, and “Julia” refers to Julia Prinsep Jackson, Virginia Woolf’s mother 

  5. Michelle Shocked explains allegedly anti-gay remarksExaminer.com, March 19, 2013
     icons including Marilyn Monroe, Audrey Hepburn, Ella Fitzgerald, Frida Kahlo, Virginia Woolf, Georgia O’Keefe, Billie Holiday, Amelia Earhart 
  6. Live, Love and Eat! Neighborfood Launches in Santa BarbaraNoozhawk
    … neighbors to live it, love it and eat in it, because as Virginia Woolf said, “One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.
  7. Philip Roth’s Eightieth Birthday CelebrationNew Yorker (blog), March 20, 2013
    Orlando DVD

    Orlando DVD

     the biographer of Virginia Woolf and Edith Wharton, who gave a learned survey of Roth’s use of Shakespeare in his novels; Alain Finkielkraut 

  8. Sam Mills’ top 10 fictional sex changesThe Guardian, March 20, 2013 Orlando by Virginia Woolf. Orlando, Woolf’s fantastical biography, records the 400-year life of Lord Orlando. He begins as a nobleman in the 
  9. AdmissionWillamette Week, March 20, 2013
    In an overstuffed subplot, Portia’s sheepish poetry-professor partner (Michael Sheen) leaves her for a Virginia Woolf scholar he’s already …
  10. What Our Memories Tell Us About OurselvesTIME, March 20, 2013
    In her striking description of lying as a small child in her cot at St. Ives, Virginia Woolf noted that this wasn’t just her earliest memory; it was the 
  11. Emma Watson parties hard, ‘goes shopping’ in ‘Bling Ring’ trailerKansas CW, March 8, 2013Screen Shot 2013-03-20 at 10.54.51 PM
    So I would go from reading Virginia Woolf to [watching] Kim Kardashian. I kind of loved it, this mix of super-high and super-low culture. I think it 
  12. Women’s Rights Movement in Colombia Takes the StageFoghorn Online, March 19, 2013
    “Like Virginia Woolf would say, 22 years ago I resolved to have my own room,” and as an actress, Colombia’s Virginia Woolf has found her 
  13. The Making Of ‘Descender’: Andrew Wyatt on Creativity, Violin , Noisey (blog), March 19, 2013
    There is an underlying message to that effect in Mrs. Dalloway, the Virginia Woolf novel from which the anecdote is partially taken. There are of …
  14. Belated Apology to Anton ChekhovThe Atlantic, March 19, 2013
    His work inspires adoration from readers, including writers as different as Virginia Woolf and Raymond Carver. When asked about his …
  15. Professor of book art will speak on women’s roles in printingSanta Fe New Mexican.com, March 18, 2013
    Virginia Woolf is best known as an essayist and novelist of London’s Bloomsbury Group in the early 20th century. Less known is her and her 
  16. The Accidental ArtistBaltimore City Paper, March 19, 2013
    … the tinkering with conventional realism and syntax practiced by James Joyce, Wyndham Lewis, Gertrude Stein, Tristan Tzara, Virginia Woolf, …
  17. Review: ‘Bates Motel’ a twisty, moody modern prequel to ‘Psycho’Los Angeles Times, March 18, 2013
    When, in her famous essay “A Room of One’s Own,” Virginia Woolf conjured the tragically compelling possibility of Shakespeare’s sister, a new …
  18. Sundance Channel’s ‘Top of the Lake’: Out of the gloom, a chilling Washington Post, March 17, 2013
     asked to help with the case of Tui Mitcham, a 12-year-old rescued while wading, Virginia Woolf-style, into the frigid waters of Lake Wakatipu.
  19. Long-lost essay by ‘Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde’ author discoveredNews & Observer, March 18, 2013
    Stevenson devotes most of the essay to the art of capturing or even simulating reality on paper, a puzzle that Virginia Woolf and other 20th 
  20. Magical & deliciousThe Recorder, Feb. 20, 2013
    This is an undated photo of British author Virginia Woolf. (AP Photo) Ashfield poet and publisher Jan Freeman found a draft of “On Being Ill’ 
  21. Author Ann Patchett coms to Writers Center Stage at the Ohio , Plain Dealer, March 17, 2013
    In essence, Patchett is staking out a 21st-century version of Virginia Woolf’s argument in “A Room of One’s Own”: That writers (Woolf was talking 
  22. Women writers romancing the Word,
    Inquirer.net, March 15, 2013
    Move over, Virginia Woolf. For the women writers whose works are on exhibit until April 30, the most important message they wish to convey, …
  23. WBUR, March 14, 2013

    Running ahead of Virginia Woolf, Georgia O’Keefe, Amelia Earhart. Of Edith Wharton. Hemingway. A proto-feminist. Transcendentalist.

  24. Putnam overcomes adversity, wild final minutes to win MassLive.com, March 17, 2013
    The win was about as easy as putting together IKEA furniture while blindfolded, as simple as reading aVirginia Woolf book backwards and in a …
  25. Whatever Happened To The Real Gingers And Rosas?NPR, March 14, 2013
    Undoubtedly the women’s movement bailed out Potter, most of whose movies — including her famously stylized adaptation of Virginia Woolf’s …
  26. Amanda Coplin’s novel path to success with ‘The Orchardist’OregonLive.com, March 16, 2013
    Her desire to write stories dropped away and she studied novels by the masters, William Faulkner and Cormac McCarthy and Virginia Woolf.
  27. The Xtra Diary: Berwick Street’s haggling historyWest End Extra, March 15, 2013
    But it was not only hard-up Londoners who faced the schleppers and VirginiaWoolf was known to visit the stocking stalls and enjoy haggling …
  28. Girl Trouble by Carol Dyhouse – reviewThe Guardian, March 15, 2013Girl Trouble
    (Virginia Woolf and Katherine Mansfield were fairly ambivalent towards the suffrage movement.) Stories like this one, from Carol Dyhouse’s …
  29. Hilary Mantel faces six newcomers in contest for women’s fiction prizeThe Guardian, March 12, 2013
    “I’m not trying to make some big generalisation out of it … but if you think back to Virginia Woolfsaying that her ideal for women writers is that …
  30. New Helvetia Theatre stages deeply satisfying ‘Ordinary Days’Sacramento Bee, March 13, 2013
    … becomes linked to Kiera Anderson’s harried Deb after he finds her daily planner stuffed with notes on her stalled thesis about Virginia Woolf.
  31. Sisters with no cause to thank their parentsEvening Standard, March 14, 2013
    Dunn, whose previous biographies include a double portrait of Virginia Woolf and Vanessa Bell, steers as gracefully as she can around the fact ..
  32. Writing Idols: Jodi PicoultHuffington Post, March 14, 2013

    Jodi Picoult

    Jodi Picoult

    For me, the list would consist of such names as Virginia Woolf, Barbara Kingsolver, Anne Lamott, Tana French, J.D. Salinger, John Irving and 

  33. Identifying Mrs MeekeOUPblog (blog), March 13, 2013
    In twentieth-century terms, this would be roughly akin to identifying a family tie linking Virginia Woolfto Agatha Christie. But what had led 
  34. The Top Five Least-Hipster Buildings in Downtown Dallas , D Magazine, March 12, 2013
    Black hat, black jeans, Moleskine: hipster. Flannel shirt, beard, canteen: hipster. Olde tyme bloomers,Virginia Woolf tattoo, Big Bird sneakers: 
  35. Manifesto for critical timesThe Hindu, March 11, 2013
    Writers like James Joyce, Virginia Woolf, and Marcel Proust desired independence from all and everything — including culture, family, and 
  36. London’s ‘Village’ PeopleWall Street Journal, March 11, 2013
    The Bedford Estates is the largest private landowner in Bloomsbury, home to the British Museum and an intellectual hub since Virginia Woolf .
  37. Mark Haddon: ‘The London theatre world is so much more alive than , Evening Standard, March 12, 2013
    Virginia Woolf’s stream of consciousness style remains his touchstone. One reviewer said that his most recent novel, The Red House, about a 
  38. Alice Walker: ‘I feel dedicated to the whole of humanity’The Guardian, March 9, 2013
    It would be decades before I read Virginia Woolf and had her beautiful rendition of that thought, but I knew that was what I needed. The story 
  39. William Nicholson’s cultural highlightsThe Guardian, March 9, 2013
    The models he used were his friends, the Bloomsbury lot, so you can spot the likes of Virginia Woolf and Lytton Strachey. What I love 
  40. Small Talk: Amity GaigeFinancial Times, March 8, 2013
    John Updike, Virginia Woolf, Sylvia Plath, Nabokov, Edward Albee. Who would you like to be stuck in a lift with? Hugh Jackman. He could sing 

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