Alan Hollinghurst

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‘You can smell the sweat and hair gel’: the best nightclub scenes from culture
Writers and artists including Róisín Murphy, Tiffany Calver and Sigala on the art that transports them to the dancefloor during lockdown

Peter Bradshaw, Claire Armitstead, Keza MacDonald, Simran Hans, Ammar Kalia, Lanre Bakare, Lyndsey Winship, Alexis Petridis, Arifa Akbar, Aniefiok Ekpoudom and Jonathan Jones. Artist interviews by Ben Beaumont-Thomas

18, Feb, 2021 @4:00 PM

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'The nearest to God we get': stars pick the Beethoven work they cherish
Ali Smith does an opus a month, Tony Hall saw Fidelio on Robben Island, and Lady Brenda Hale used to march to his Grosse Fuge. As the Proms celebrate Beethoven’s 250th anniversary, stars reveal a favourite work

Compiled by Imogen Tilden

16, Jul, 2020 @5:00 AM

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Overcoming fears, discovering nature ... what I have learned from lockdown
As lockdown eases, authors including Anne Enright, Mark Haddon and Sebastian Barry reflect on what they have learned – and what comes next

Anne Enright, Alan Hollinghurst, Diana Evans, Mark Haddon, Kiran Millwood Hargrave, Sebastian Barry and Michel Faber

13, Jun, 2020 @8:00 AM

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'I wanted something 100% pornographic and 100% high art': the joy of writing about sex
As authors from Chaucer to Hollinghurst have shown, sex reveals our emotions, instincts and morals. The question is not why write about sex, claims author Garth Greenwell, it’s why write about anything else?

Garth Greenwell

08, May, 2020 @11:00 AM

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‘It’s not just a cottage, it’s a shrine.’ Writers join bid to save Derek Jarman’s last home
The campaign to keep the artist’s Dungeness chalet for the nation has just weeks to reach its £3.5m target

Jamie Doward and Ben Hansen-Hicks

15, Mar, 2020 @8:43 AM

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Book clinic: what can I read to look cultured when I go to Cambridge?
Zadie Smith and Martin Amis will give you something interesting to contribute to any conversation

Johanna Thomas-Corr

17, Aug, 2019 @5:00 PM

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Booker prize novel sparks free speech row in Czech Republic
Alan Hollinghurst book attacked as ‘pornographic’ after radio broadcasts a short excerpt from it

Robert Tait in Prague

14, Oct, 2018 @4:59 AM

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From Do the Right Thing to Swimming Pool: culture's hottest heatwaves
Tension simmers, passions rage and things are never the same again. We pick the books, film and music in which heatwaves inspire race riots, sexual abandon – and even a chainsaw massacre

Ryan Gilbey

04, Jul, 2018 @12:36 PM

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In brief: Mothers: An Essay on Love and Cruelty; The Colour of Bee Larkham’s Murder; The Sparsholt Affair
Jacqueline Rose’s study of motherhood and culture; Sarah J Harris’s synaesthetic mystery; and Alan Hollinghurst’s decades-spanning novel of art, identity and gay lives

Hannah Beckerman

29, Apr, 2018 @6:00 AM

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Man Booker festival: Peter Carey, Kazuo Ishiguro and Hilary Mantel among lineup
‘Once-in-a-lifetime’ gathering of winners in London in July will include rare joint appearance from mother-daughter honorees Anita and Kiran Desai

Alison Flood

11, Apr, 2018 @12:05 PM

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Ali Smith, Kazuo Ishiguro and Hilary Mantel top poll of best UK and Irish authors
Critics, academics and authors vote to find ‘the new Elizabethans’, to correct the tendency to champion older authors as the literary establishment

Alison Flood

05, Apr, 2018 @12:29 PM

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Book clinic: what are the best titles for LGBTQ+ representation?
Armistead Maupin, Jeanette Winterson and a host of other good writers have brought gay literature into the mainstream

Hannah Jane Parkinson

10, Mar, 2018 @6:00 PM

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