Books

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Abdulrazak Gurnah wins the 2021 Nobel prize in literature
Zanzibari novelist becomes first black African writer in 35 years to win prestigious award

Alison Flood

07, Oct, 2021 @11:07 AM

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Lyrical tearaways: removable verses adorn streets for National Poetry Day
From Bristol to Glasgow, five poems will be displayed in public on the theme of choice. The writers introduce their works

Lucy Knight and Alison Flood

07, Oct, 2021 @9:41 AM

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The Making of Incarnation by Tom McCarthy review – tech-industrial sublime
This densely woven novel of cyclegraphs, MI6 agents, special effects and cybernetics is implacable and intermittently tedious, but then isn’t the world, too?

Steven Poole

07, Oct, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Rationality by Steven Pinker review – reason and beyond
Our powers of reason have undoubtedly made the world a better place. So why are we so in thrall to fake news?

Karen Armstrong

07, Oct, 2021 @6:30 AM

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‘I just wanted to write something funny for my friends’: Torrey Peters on Detransition, Baby
Her novel caused a storm when it was longlisted for the Women’s prize, and is one of the most talked-about of the year. She talks to a writer and trans dad about LGBTQ+ families and the ‘Sex and the City problem’

Freddy McConnell

07, Oct, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Robert Richardson obituary
Crime writer who drew on his experience as a Fleet Street journalist to colour his thrillers

Mike Ripley

06, Oct, 2021 @4:19 PM

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‘Bad art friend’: should fiction writers ever lift stories from other people’s lives?
Great writers have always been inspired by friends and lovers, but a viral article has revived the moral arguments around muses. In the age of the internet, does using someone else’s story feel like a violation?

06, Oct, 2021 @1:54 PM

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Top 10 books about theatre | Michael Billington
From Anne Enright’s novel about an actor’s daughter to the diaries of former National Theatre director Peter Hall, the theatre critic chooses his favourite titles about the stage

Michael Billington

06, Oct, 2021 @11:43 AM

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Feminism for Women by Julie Bindel review – equality is not enough
Bindel makes a call to reset the feminist movement and resist the normalisation of sexual violence

Kathryn Hughes

06, Oct, 2021 @8:00 AM

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The Book of Form & Emptiness by Ruth Ozeki review – a Zen chorus
Every object speaks in this tale of a boy coming to terms with loss, which investigates the real and illusory with calm good humour

M John Harrison

06, Oct, 2021 @6:30 AM

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Gail Hind obituary
Other lives: Lifelong worker for the Moral Re-Armament movement with a calling to care for others

Laura Boobbyer

05, Oct, 2021 @6:04 PM

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How Steinbeck drew his novel to a proper close | Brief letters
Brief letters: The Grapes of Wrath | Long-lived clothing | Insulate Britain | Soap operas

Letters

05, Oct, 2021 @4:43 PM

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