Pat Barker

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The Guardian view on declining authors’ pay: an unequal burden | Editorial
Editorial: A steep slump in average earnings not only affects individuals, but impoverishes literature by dictating which stories get told


11, Dec, 2022 @6:25 PM

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

Emily Bootle, Sabba Khan and Guardian readers

25, Nov, 2022 @2:26 PM

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Top 10 novels inspired by Greek myths | Susan Stokes-Chapman
From James Joyce to Ali Smith and Chigozie Obioma, the archetypal stories of the ancients have inspired some of our best fiction

Susan Stokes-Chapman

26, Jan, 2022 @12:00 PM

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The Women of Troy by Pat Barker review – a Troy story for the sisterhood
Moving from Homer to Virgil, Pat Barker’s second feminist reboot of the classics is a stirring adventure set amid a misogynist dystopia

Anthony Cummins

22, Aug, 2021 @8:00 AM

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The Women of Troy by Pat Barker review – bleak and impressive
In the sequel to her Iliad retelling The Silence of the Girls, told from the perspective of captured queen Briseis, Barker moves on from war to its aftermath

Lucy Hughes-Hallett

20, Aug, 2021 @6:30 AM

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Pat Barker on The Silence of the Girls: ‘The Iliad is myth – the rules for writing historical fiction don’t apply’
The Booker-winning novelist knew when she read the Iliad that she would write about Briseis one day

Pat Barker

07, Aug, 2021 @11:00 AM

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Jane Rogers on writing Mr Wroe’s Virgins: ‘I was wildly ambitious, and had a chip on my shoulder’
Looking to take on the very male literary world of the 1980s, Rogers turned to areas in which women could find meaning outside motherhood: work, religion, love

Jane Rogers

22, May, 2021 @12:00 PM

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Top 10 books about silence | Abbie Greaves
Not saying anything can be as eloquent as speech, as told by authors from ranging from Pat Barker to Carson McCullers and Ian McEwan

Abbie Greaves

20, May, 2020 @9:17 AM

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Pat Barker says she distrusts publishers’ ‘fashionable’ efforts to boost diversity
Prize-winning author says she distrusts post-Brexit interest in regional and working-class voices

Sian Cain

26, May, 2019 @3:26 PM

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Top 10 books about psychotherapy
Its tantalising mix of self-exposure and self-discovery is as intriguing in fiction as it is in fact. A therapist-novelist recommends the best of both

Bev Thomas

01, May, 2019 @8:57 AM

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Epic win! Why women are lining up to reboot the classics
Natalie Haynes is the latest novelist to explore the Homeric epics from a female perspective – joining Pat Barker and Madeline Miller in a timely act of reinvention

Charlotte Higgins

29, Apr, 2019 @6:15 AM

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Feminist retellings of history dominate 2019 Women's prize shortlist
From Pat Barker’s reworking of Greek myth to Anna Burns’s take on the Troubles, the finalists turn familiar stories on their heads

Alison Flood

28, Apr, 2019 @11:01 PM

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