Books

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The big idea: should we work less?
A shorter working week could benefit society, the environment - even the economy. Is it time to reassess our relationship with our jobs?

Sarah Jaffe

11, Oct, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Taste: My Life Through Food by Stanley Tucci review – eat, drink, swoon
With a side order of charm and anecdotes, the actor and gourmand makes our reviewer crave a plate of his zeppole

Rachel Cooke

11, Oct, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Guardian Australia’s book club: join Charlotte Wood on creativity, curiosity and a rich inner life
One of Australia’s best known novelists joins Guardian Australia features editor Lucy Clark – and you – to discuss her new book, The Luminous Solution

Guardian staff

10, Oct, 2021 @4:30 PM

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Roger Boore obituary
Other lives: Welsh-language publisher and author who founded the Welsh publishing house Dref Wen

Kevin Cox

10, Oct, 2021 @4:09 PM

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In brief: The Bach Cello Suites; The Book of Mother; Reality and Other Stories
Steven Isserlis gives his take on a musical masterwork, Violaine Huisman dramatises an intense daughterhood and John Lanchester evokes the ghost in our machines

Hannah Beckerman

10, Oct, 2021 @3:00 PM

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The Impossible Truths of Love by Hannah Beckerman review – secrets and lies
A woman seeks to understand her father’s mysterious last words in a nicely observed novel that keeps the reader guessing till the end

Hephzibah Anderson

10, Oct, 2021 @2:00 PM

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The Book of Form and Emptiness by Ruth Ozeki review – the story of Oh
Addressing everything from global heating to mental illness, the A Tale for the Time Being author’s latest is big, bold – and narrated by a book

Stephanie Merritt

10, Oct, 2021 @12:00 PM

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The Jonathan Cape/Observer/Comica graphic short story prize 2021 – enter now!
The annual award for aspiring cartoonists offers the chance to be published in the Observer and win a cheque for £1,000, with past winners going on to land film and book deals

Rachel Cooke

10, Oct, 2021 @11:00 AM

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Manifesto: On Never Giving Up by Bernardine Evaristo review – voyage of discovery
The first black woman to win the Booker recounts her lengthy journey from grotty London flats to making history with Girl, Woman, Other in her eventful hymn to perseverance

Kadish Morris

10, Oct, 2021 @10:00 AM

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The Morning Star by Karl Ove Knausgaard review – a beguiling shaggy dog story
The appearance of a large star triggers a series of bizarre events in a strange, frequently absorbing exploration of what happens after death

Andrew Anthony

10, Oct, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Major Labels by Kelefa Sanneh review – an unapologetic defence of music’s defining categories
This often fascinating history of genres and their role in establishing our identities would have been even better with more personal touches

Sean O’Hagan

10, Oct, 2021 @6:00 AM

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‘A xenophobic autocrat’: Adam Schiff on Trump’s threat to democracy
The California Democrat’s new memoir, Midnight in Washington, examines his life before politics as well as his leading roles in impeachment and other dramas on Capitol Hill

Charles Kaiser

10, Oct, 2021 @6:00 AM

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