Books

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‘It’s the best way to live!’: International Booker winners Geetanjali Shree and Daisy Rockwell
The Indian novelist and her translator scooped the £50,000 prize with Tomb of Sand, a novel about death – but with laughs. The morning after their triumph they talk about fun, feminism and famous ancestors

John Self

27, May, 2022 @1:40 PM

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Where to start with: Zadie Smith
Not sure whether to read or revisit White Teeth, or go for one of the celebrated author’s other works? Novelist Yara Rodrigues Fowler who was “raised” on Smith has a handy guide

Yara Rodrigues Fowler

27, May, 2022 @11:13 AM

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Children’s and teens roundup – the best new picture books and novels
A call to embrace wildness, a guide to shells, a tall tree tale, wishing candles, paper spirits, and a tough apology to make

Imogen Russell Williams

27, May, 2022 @11:00 AM

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Small Gods by Terry Pratchett audiobook review – terrifically narrated by Andy Serkis
The actor brings the cast of Pratchett’s comic satire to life, alongside Bill Nighy and Peter Serafinowicz

Fiona Sturges

27, May, 2022 @11:00 AM

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Anthony Horowitz: I’m still waiting to see benefit of Brexit
Author who has previously called himself a Conservative tells Hay festival he ‘can’t understand’ the government’s actions

Lucy Knight

27, May, 2022 @10:31 AM

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Esther Freud: ‘Gone With the Wind was my first experience of dysfunctional love’
The novelist on adoring Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women, being inspired by Jean Rhys’s Voyage in the Dark and crying at Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina

Esther Freud

27, May, 2022 @9:00 AM

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Can’t We Just Print More Money? review – the Bank of England’s guide to economics
Two of the bank’s economists attempt to soften the formidable institution’s reputation with this jaunty handbook

Hettie O'Brien

27, May, 2022 @8:00 AM

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Down and Out by Daniel Lavelle review – a howl of fury about homelessness
Lavelle weaves his own experience together with the testimony of others in this powerful memoir about Britain’s left-behind

Fiona Sturges

27, May, 2022 @6:30 AM

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Record-breaking vampires at Whitby Abbey mark 125 years of Dracula
A fanged crowd of 1,369 broke the Guinness World Record for vampire gatherings in celebration of Bram Stoker’s classic novel

Mark Brown North of England correspondent

26, May, 2022 @9:24 PM

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First novel translated from Hindi wins International Booker prize
Author Geetanjali Shree and translator Daisy Rockwell share the £50,000 prize for ‘extraordinarily funny and fun’ Tomb of Sand

Sarah Shaffi

26, May, 2022 @9:15 PM

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Sabba Khan and Maisie Chan triumph in Jhalak prizes for writers of colour
Khan wins for her ‘timeless’ debut graphic novel, The Roles We Play, while Chan takes the children’s and YA award for Danny Chung Does Not Do Maths

Sarah Shaffi

26, May, 2022 @7:00 PM

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An Exciting and Vivid Inner Life by Paul Dalla Rosa review – deftly executed and cringingly funny
Young people try – and fail – to live gorgeously in the Melbourne writer’s debut collection, which is bleak, acute and stealthily tender

Imogen Dewey

26, May, 2022 @5:30 PM

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