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On Women by Susan Sontag review – some sister she was…
This new collection of 70s journalism exposes a sexist and wrongheaded essayist with an unwarranted reputation

Rachel Cooke

05, Jun, 2023 @8:00 AM

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Burning Questions by Margaret Atwood audiobook review – reflections on a world in crisis
Atwood ranges across topics from the global heating to The Handmaid’s Tale, with actors Ciarán Hinds and Ann Dowd among the narrators

Fiona Sturges

26, May, 2023 @11:00 AM

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On Women by Susan Sontag review – the reluctant feminist
Susan Sontag’s mixed feelings towards the movement that propelled her career

Olivia Laing

25, May, 2023 @6:30 AM

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Happy-Go-Lucky by David Sedaris review – a natural-born storyteller
The author’s family provides the focus for this funny essay collection told with impeccable comic timing

Fiona Sturges

19, May, 2023 @11:00 AM

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Dubravka Ugrešić obituary
Writer in Serbo-Croatian whose mix of stringency and wit, although ignored in her own country, led to her being talked of as a possible Nobel laureate

Marina Warner

18, Apr, 2023 @2:41 PM

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Among Others: Friendships and Encounters by Michael Frayn review – heartfelt pen portraits
The playwright’s evocative series of essays profiles some of the brightest figures he’s met in his life, from Alan Bennett and Bamber Gascoigne to childhood friends and first loves

Tim Adams

17, Apr, 2023 @6:00 AM

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Look at the Lights, My Love by Annie Ernaux review – supermarket blues
The Nobel laureate’s diaristic reflections on retail leave much to be desired

Sukhdev Sandhu

13, Apr, 2023 @8:00 AM

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Time Come by Linton Kwesi Johnson review – 50 years of rhyme and rage
The poet’s collection of essays, an archive of social and racial flashpoints, pay tribute to the Caribbean artists whose radicalism shaped his verse

Colin Grant

09, Apr, 2023 @10:00 AM

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The new LGBTQ+ lit list, chosen by writers
From sensational memoirs to sublime poetry, Douglas Stuart, Ali Smith, Colm Tóibín and others share lesser-known books about queer life that deserve to be classics

09, Apr, 2023 @6:00 AM

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In Ordinary Time by Carmel McMahon review – the trials of inherited trauma
The writer uses her own story of emigration, uncertainty and alcoholism as one thread in a wider historical tapestry

Sean O’Hagan

05, Mar, 2023 @9:00 AM

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What we’re reading: writers and readers on the books they enjoyed in February
Critics and Guardian readers discuss the titles they have read over the last month. Join the conversation in the comments

Michael Donkor, Lan Samantha Chang and Guardian readers

28, Feb, 2023 @3:59 PM

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Affinities by Brian Dillon review – in the eye of the beholder
A critic’s tour of the images that have entranced him, from Julia Margaret Cameron’s niece, to pictures of seahorses and a drawing of a migraine aura

Anil Gomes

23, Feb, 2023 @11:00 AM

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