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Paul Lewis is one of the leading musicians of his generation, known for his mastery of Beethoven and Schubert, and the recipient of numerous accolades, including appointment as Commander of the Order of the British Empire on the 2016 Queen’s Birthday Honours list. Photo by Josep Molina

ARTS Pick: Paul Lewis

As a child in a working-class English family with no musical background, Paul Lewis borrowed books from the library and taught himself to play classical piano while his father worked the docks in Liverpool. Now, at 44, Lewis is one of the leading musicians of his generation, known for his mastery of Beethoven and Schubert, […]

The majority of Faulkner’s lectures while a writer in residence were recorded and have now been digitally archived—more than 1,690 minutes. Courtesy Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library

Faulkner left his mark on UVA

Sixty years ago, on February 15, 1957, Nobel Prize-winning author William Faulkner arrived at the University of Virginia to assume his role as the first Balch Writer In Residence. Strolling through the Academical Village in his patent overcoat and collegiate tweed suit, the Mississippi gentleman smiled quietly at the throng of officials, cameramen and students, […]