Books

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Francis Spufford wins the Ondaatje prize with Golden Hill
‘Astonishingly rich’ portrait of 18th-century New York scoops award for book with finest sense of place

Danuta Kean

08, May, 2017 @7:30 PM

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Bill Clinton teams with James Patterson to write White House thriller
The President Is Missing will see the former US leader make his prose fiction debut in collaboration with his golf partner the crime writing mega-seller

Danuta Kean

08, May, 2017 @4:29 PM

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Tips, links and suggestions: what are you reading this week?
Your space to discuss the books you are reading and what you think of them

Guardian readers and Sam Jordison

08, May, 2017 @2:00 PM

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'Nothing is out of date': read the news according to Charles Dickens
Exhibition of novelist’s campaigning journalism shows the fruits of his night-time walks and how his issues are also ours

Maev Kennedy

08, May, 2017 @12:31 PM

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Milo Yiannopoulos to self-publish memoir and sue Simon & Schuster
The far rightwinger, dropped by the publisher following his comments on child abuse, vows to make lives of ‘professional victims a living hell’

Danuta Kean

08, May, 2017 @11:39 AM

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Minette Walters announces first book in decade – and retirement from crime fiction
After a 10-year hiatus, the British author, famed for her psychological thrillers, is back with a new book – a historical novel about the Black Death

Danuta Kean

08, May, 2017 @11:02 AM

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Poem of the week: WCW by Lachlan Mackinnon
A tribute to a master of modernist poetry, this is also an unusually approachable poem in praise of ordinary human endurance

Carol Rumens

08, May, 2017 @9:00 AM

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Thomas Pynchon at 80 – eight reasons to celebrate his birthday
He is a master of comedy, a father of cyberpunk, alert to the politics of his time … the author turns 80 today

John Dugdale

08, May, 2017 @8:00 AM

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Sound: Stories of Hearing Lost and Found by Bella Bathurst – review
A profound account of a life changed by deafness – and what it was like to come out on the other side

Marion Coutts

08, May, 2017 @8:00 AM

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Admissions: A Life in Brain Surgery by Henry Marsh – review
The acclaimed neurosurgeon exudes humility in this fine second memoir, which sees his retirement after 40 years in medicine

Tim Adams

08, May, 2017 @6:30 AM

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The 100 best nonfiction books: No 66 – London Labour and the London Poor by Henry Mayhew (1851)
The influence of the Victorian journalist’s detailed, dispassionate descriptions of London lower-class life is clear right up to the present day

Robert McCrum

08, May, 2017 @4:45 AM

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JK Rowling’s use of social media poses no threat to literature | Letters
Letters: As Charles Dickens said, ‘You can’t shut out the world … you are in it, to be of it’

Letters

07, May, 2017 @6:17 PM

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