Journalism books

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The Joy of Small Things by Hannah Jane Parkinson review – a compendium of delights
The Guardian writer’s collection of her columns is a droll and open-hearted bite-size read

Killian Fox

17, Oct, 2021 @2:00 PM

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Peril by Bob Woodward and Robert Costa review – the bloated body politic
The Washington Post journalists pick apart the transfer of power from Trump to Biden in an F-bomb-peppered account of the corporeal and divine in US government

Peter Conrad

28, Sep, 2021 @6:00 AM

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The Transgender Issue by Shon Faye review – a cry for compassion
The author gives a stark, unapologetic account of how the difficulties faced by trans people are made worse by moral panic

Felix Moore

19, Sep, 2021 @8:00 AM

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In brief: The Man Who Died Twice; Aesop’s Animals; Breathtaking – reviews
Richard Osman’s second novel doesn’t disappoint. Plus, the science behind Aesop’s fables and on the Covid frontline with Dr Rachel Clarke

Hannah Beckerman

12, Sep, 2021 @3:00 PM

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Broken Heartlands by Sebastian Payne review – a tour of the red wall’s ruins
The Gateshead-born journalist toured former left strongholds, talking to politicians and local people, to write this illuminating study of a seismic shift in British politics

Julian Coman

12, Sep, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Fran Lebowitz: ‘If people disagree with me, so what?’
With a hit Netflix series and The Fran Lebowitz Reader now published in the UK, the American wit talks about failing to write, her dislike of Andy Warhol and her best friend Toni Morrison

Hadley Freeman

28, Aug, 2021 @8:00 AM

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‘A terrifying precedent’: author describes struggle to publish British army history
Simon Akam says Penguin Random House cancelled his book about the British army, The Changing of the Guard, and demanded back his advance after he refused to let the MoD vet it

Sian Cain

23, Jul, 2021 @1:00 PM

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An Ugly Truth by Sheera Frenkel and Cecilia Kang review – Facebook’s battle for domination
Russian hacking, smear campaigns and livestreamed massacres are the price of Mark Zuckerberg’s quest for connectivity, grippingly probed by two New York Times journalists

John Naughton

18, Jul, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Panic As Man Burns Crumpets by Roger Lytollis review – the death of local news, read all about it
A former reporter writes with clarity and poignancy about the privilege of telling people’s stories and the managed decline of local journalism

Robyn Vinter

07, Jul, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Between Two Worlds review – Juliette Binoche goes undercover in the gig economy
Emmanuel Carrère’s drama – based on Florence Aubenas’s bestseller Le Quai de Ouistreham – fails to probe fully the injustices faced by low-paid workers

Peter Bradshaw

07, Jul, 2021 @8:30 AM

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Helen Garner on Janet Malcolm: ‘Her writing turns us into better readers’
Whether in her deft reports and profiles for the New Yorker or her studies of Sylvia Plath and psychoanalysis, Malcolm wrote with breathtaking eloquence and insight

Helen Garner

24, Jun, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Janet Malcolm, author of The Journalist and the Murderer, dies aged 86
New Yorker writer, whose scepticism about her trade brought her both praise and blame, was also famed for studies of psychoanalysis and Sylvia Plath

Sian Cain

17, Jun, 2021 @4:19 PM

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