Books

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Film version of Alice Sebold book scrapped after rape conviction overturned
A screen adaptation of the memoir Lucky is no longer in production after the man who was found guilty of the crime at the centre of the story is exonerated

Alison Flood

30, Nov, 2021 @12:08 PM

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Renegades: Born in the USA by Barack Obama and Bruce Springsteen – review
The American figureheads and friends discuss their childhoods, their debt to strong women and the illusion of the American dream in a series of candid conversations garlanded with unseen photographs

Kitty Empire

30, Nov, 2021 @11:00 AM

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All About Me! by Mel Brooks review – constant corpsing
The comedian and film-maker seems oblivious to his best material in an uneven life story in need of a punchline or two

Jonathan Romney

30, Nov, 2021 @9:00 AM

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In the Eye of the Wild by Nastassja Martin review – life after being ‘kissed’ by a bear
A close escape from the jaws of a bear leads to an exploration of trauma and survival in the French anthropologist’s funny and horrifying memoir

John Self

30, Nov, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Novelist Bernardine Evaristo to be president of Royal Society of Literature
Author best known for Booker-winning Girl, Woman, Other will be first writer of colour in position

Harriet Sherwood Arts and culture correspondent

30, Nov, 2021 @12:01 AM

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János Kornai obituary
Hungarian-born Harvard professor who pinpointed the flaws of communist bloc command economies in the 70s and 80s

Klaus Nielsen

29, Nov, 2021 @8:16 PM

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The best recent thrillers – review roundup
A post-Covid murder mystery, a puzzle in the mountains of India and a fictional take on the spy cops scandal are among this month’s crop

Alison Flood

29, Nov, 2021 @11:00 AM

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Poem of the week: Homesick by Hugo Williams
As a patient in a British hospital, the poet observes nursing staff from overseas who may be longing for home as much as he is

Carol Rumens

29, Nov, 2021 @10:08 AM

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The Falling Thread by Adam O’Riordan review – stately family saga
This poised, Jamesian debut novel about a Manchester family in the lead up to the first world war is a masterclass in detail and atmosphere

Alex Preston

29, Nov, 2021 @9:00 AM

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The big idea: Should we worry about artificial intelligence?
Could AI turn on us, or is natural stupidity a greater threat to humanity?

Steven Poole

29, Nov, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Daring to Hope by Sheila Rowbotham review – on the frontline of 70s feminism
The historian recounts her fight for liberation in a memoir that underlines her radical credentials and her refusal to forsake utopia

Yvonne Roberts

29, Nov, 2021 @7:00 AM

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In brief: 1922: Scenes from a Turbulent Year; The Retreat; Greenlights – reviews
A breakneck account of events a century past, a thriller set in an artists’ retreat, and actor Matthew McConaughey’s winning memoir

Alexander Larman

28, Nov, 2021 @4:00 PM

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