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‘I didn’t want to make public my suffering’: Janine Mikosza on reinventing the trauma memoir
Having lived in 14 houses before she was 18, Mikosza’s Homesickness is a dialogue between two versions of herself, as she interrogates her past – and tests her memory

Sophie Black

23, May, 2022 @5:30 PM

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Poem of the week: 1963 by Meg Cox
A ‘youthful-memory’ poem from A Square of Sunlight, a debut collection from a poet who didn’t start writing until her 60s

Carol Rumens

23, May, 2022 @2:28 PM

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The Con Artists by Luke Healy review – a beautifully observed masterpiece
It’s the little things that strike a chord in this funny, melancholy book about the curdling of a friendship between two single gay men

Rachel Cooke

23, May, 2022 @8:00 AM

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Vladimir by Julia May Jonas review – slippery sexual politics
This intelligent and knowing debut about a female academic’s dangerous obsession with a younger professor is less risk-taking than it thinks it is

Miriam Balanescu

23, May, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Controversies, epiphanies and the case against Canva: highlights from Sydney writers’ festival
Coinciding with the federal election, this year’s festival buzzed with big ideas about politics, hope and writing. Here are 10 things we learned

Steph Harmon, Rafqa Touma, Imogen Dewey and Michael Sun

23, May, 2022 @3:46 AM

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Denis Meikle obituary
Other lives: Film historian and co-founder of Hemlock Books, specialising in film, horror, mystery and the macabre

Jasper Sharp

22, May, 2022 @4:42 PM

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Why Conservatives have learned not to voice their opinions at literary festivals | Letters
Letters: David Shipley and Richard Free respond to Zoe Williams’ suggestion that all those who attend are leftwing remainers

Letters

22, May, 2022 @4:33 PM

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In brief: Every Good Boy Does Fine; Islanders; Sentient – review
Pianist Jeremy Denk’s insightful memoir, tales of Guernsey life by Cathy Thomas and Jackie Higgins’s vivid exploration of the senses

Hannah Beckerman

22, May, 2022 @4:00 PM

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Brouhaha by Ardal O’Hanlon review – what’s the story?
The comedian fails to strike the right tone in this comedy-mystery set in an Irish border town

Alexander Larman

22, May, 2022 @3:00 PM

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Translating Myself and Others by Jhumpa Lahiri review – the sanctuary of language
The novelist’s collection of essays on translation only hint at what led her to take refuge in Italian

John Self

22, May, 2022 @12:00 PM

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‘I felt, wow! I want this’: Sasha Lane and Alison Oliver on Conversations With Friends
Age, class and sexualities collide in the new TV version of Rooney’s novel. Here, its young leads discuss landing their roles in this wonky love quadrangle and how it feels to follow Normal People

Claire Armitstead

22, May, 2022 @11:00 AM

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His Name is George Floyd by Robert Samuels and Toluse Olorunnipa review – the murder that shamed the US
A welcome humanising of Floyd might have benefited from a wider focus, including Black women’s experiences of racism and a global perspective

Kehinde Andrews

22, May, 2022 @10:00 AM

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