Alice Munro

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In Annie Ernaux’s Nobel prize we see the public value of our intimate histories | Gaby Wood
This year’s winner shows the merit of the memoir form and marks a turning point for the literature prize

Gaby Wood

08, Oct, 2022 @6:00 PM

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Top 10 stories about bored teenagers | John Patrick McHugh
Writers from Alice Munro to JD Salinger capture the restless ennui and dangerous passions of the do-nothing years before adulthood sets in

John Patrick McHugh

28, Jul, 2021 @12:22 PM

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Elena Ferrante names her 40 favourite books by female authors
List by pseudonymous author of beloved Neapolitan novels includes Zadie Smith, Sally Rooney and several Italian classics

Sian Cain

21, Nov, 2020 @12:01 AM

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From Alice in Wonderland to the Hitchhiker's Guide: top 10 books about mathematics
From Lewis Carroll to Douglas Adams and even Dostoevsky, the imaginative possibilities of numbers have animated some dazzling fiction

Catherine Chung

06, Nov, 2019 @12:57 PM

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Top 10 caregivers in fiction | Lila Savage
Writers from Alice Munro to Ottessa Moshfegh explore some of life’s most gruelling experiences in ways that build in survival tools

Lila Savage

21, Aug, 2019 @10:17 AM

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Book clinic: which books will help to heal a broken heart?
Out of love with romance? Our expert suggests novels to analyse the processes of love, regain perspective and make you laugh

Lisa Appignanesi

07, Jul, 2018 @5:00 PM

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Top 10 books about cheating
From illicit James Salter to category-defying Jeanette Winterson, here are the best contemporary works about romantic infidelity

Jamie Quatro

21, Feb, 2018 @10:00 AM

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'Women are better writers than men': novelist John Boyne sets the record straight
Male authors are always pronouncing their own brilliance – or boasting about not reading books by women. So, after a lifetime spent writing and attending literary festivals, John Boyne would like to get something off his chest …

John Boyne

12, Dec, 2017 @6:00 AM

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Top 10 novels on rural America
From Marilynne Robinson to William Faulkner, these great stories are told from the margins of US life, but they carry profound resonance

Emily Ruskovich

15, Mar, 2017 @1:00 PM

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Top 10 mothers, 'bad' and otherwise, in books
From Alice Munro to Rachel Cusk, Anne Tyler to Margaret Atwood, great writers reveal a more complicated story than we’re inclined to tell ourselves

Peggy Frew

14, Sep, 2016 @1:48 PM

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Julieta review – Almodóvar's distant view of maternal angst
Passion and intrigue are threaded through this elegant story of memory and motherhood, but the director withholds too much of the plot

Peter Bradshaw

25, Aug, 2016 @2:30 PM

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Pedro Almodóvar: ‘Nobody sings. There’s no humour. I just wanted restraint’
The director has limited himself to ‘pure drama’ for his 20th movie. Here he talks about Brexit, the vanished freedom of the 1980s, and his need for solitude

Jonathan Romney

07, Aug, 2016 @8:00 AM

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