Marlene Hauser

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Marlene Hauser

Blogs

These blogs are a chance to share with you more personally how I feel about things going on in my life and/or in the world at large.  Sometimes they are directly related to my books, but most often they are not.

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New Map of the Neighborhood

When the film A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood was released in January I went to see it, not because I actually watched the original series Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, which ran from 1968 to 2001, ...

Turning the Tide, Listing the Good.

So much for the mention last month of my upcoming April interview with virtuoso author Anna Hope at the wonderful FT Weekend Oxford Literary Festival, which is now like every other such event across ...

Hauser & Hope talk Expectation. At the Oxford Literary Festival.

One of the great perks of living in Oxford is having the FT Weekend Oxford Literary Festival, which runs from March 27th until April 5th, on your doorstep. ...

What I Learned from The Clean Plate.

Continuing with last month’s “eat, sleep, work and play theme,” I want to introduce you to the fun-loving soccata. Apparently it’s similar to an Italian frittata, a dish made from beaten eggs with the ...

Why work? It’s all play. 2020.

Happy New Decade! 2020. While I always celebrate a new year, the prospect of a new decade leaves me simply awestruck. A ten-year span? That’s room to breathe, to think, to grow, to imagine; to create ...

Edward de Vere, Shakespeare & Me.

Recently, a friend and past teacher of mine from Oxford University Continuing Education, award-winning author Rebecca Abrams, spoke and read from her brilliant new work before an audience at Brasenose ...