Sarah S. “Sue” Hodson is curator of literary manuscripts at The Huntington.

Living and Writing on the Edge

Poets, of course, aren’t the only ones to suffer in our world, they just talk more about it. —Charles Bukowski, from “Looking Back at a Big One.” Sunday, August 16, marks the 95th anniversary of the birth of Charles Bukowski (1920–1994), whose poems, short stories, and novels depicted ordinary men … Continue reading

Add Dame to Her Name

British author Hilary Mantel has been named Dame of the British Empire in Queen Elizabeth’s annual birthday honors, announced earlier this month. The Huntington, as home to her literary archive, celebrates and congratulates Dame Hilary. Followers of Verso will recall reading about her two most recent novels, Wolf Hall and … Continue reading