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Humanly Possible by Sarah Bakewell review – the meaning of humanism
An skilful examination of seven centuries of thought that deftly combines philosophy, history and biography

Jane O'Grady

24, Mar, 2023 @7:30 AM

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Mary Rayner obituary
Children’s author who devised the adventures of the Pig family and illustrated stories including Dick King-Smith’s The Sheep-Pig

Julia Eccleshare

23, Mar, 2023 @4:59 PM

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Resistance by Jacinta Halloran review – a perceptive novel about secrets and shame
Halloran’s fourth novel follows a therapist who becomes obsessed with her new clients, a family court-mandated to see her after a strange event

Jack Callil

23, Mar, 2023 @2:00 PM

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Eric Brown, science fiction author and Guardian critic, dies aged 62
Writers, publishers and agents pay tribute to a warm, generous figure, author of more than 50 books ranging from SFF to crime to children’s literature

David Barnett

23, Mar, 2023 @1:58 PM

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In Memoriam by Alice Winn review – an elegy for young love
Two young men journey from the classroom to the trenches in this tale of a forbidden relationship set against the first world war

Christopher Shrimpton

23, Mar, 2023 @11:00 AM

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‘These are my stomping grounds’: the first Black-owned bookstore opens in Octavia Butler’s home town
Octavia’s Bookshelf promotes Black writers, culture and business in Pasadena, where the famed novelist lived and worked

Jireh Deng in Pasadena, California

23, Mar, 2023 @10:00 AM

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Patrick French: the biographer of VS Naipaul was a generous collaborator with twinkling wit
The writer and historian, who has died aged 56, was not only widely respected for his writing on India but a kind and optimistic man, says fellow academic Maya Jasanoff

Maya Jasanoff

23, Mar, 2023 @9:35 AM

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Dylan Thomas prize shortlist includes four debuts
Three British writers are among the six nominees including Saba Sams for her short story collection, Send Nudes, and Warsan Shire for Bless the Daughter Raised By a Voice in Her Head

Sarah Shaffi

23, Mar, 2023 @9:00 AM

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Plotters by Lizzie Dearden review – the terrorists who failed
From malfunctioning satnavs to dud bombs, the stories behind botched attacks on the UK

Houman Barekat

23, Mar, 2023 @9:00 AM

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To Battersea Park by Philip Hensher review – a pandemic masterclass
Hensher brilliantly explores the lockdown experience, and how to bear witness to it, in this fluid portrait of south London lives

Keiran Goddard

23, Mar, 2023 @7:30 AM

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Poverty, By America by Matthew Desmond review – how the rich keep the poor down
A Pulitzer-winning sociologist argues that the United States’s gross inequality is no accident

Samuel Moyn

22, Mar, 2023 @11:00 AM

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Dr No by Percival Everett review – serious comedy
A maths professor meets a would-be Bond villain in a metaphysical caper through race and history from the author of The Trees

Mark O’Connell

22, Mar, 2023 @9:00 AM

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