AL Kennedy

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We Are Attempting to Survive Our Time by AL Kennedy review – telling without showing
From a row at a zoo to the tale of a Holocaust survivor – the promise of these short stories is deadened by detail

Chris Power

18, Jun, 2020 @9:00 AM

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We Are Attempting to Survive Our Time by AL Kennedy review - wise, funny, human tales
The writer’s latest short story collection is adept at pulling the rug from under your feet

Alex Preston

21, Apr, 2020 @6:00 AM

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British cultural figures urge BBC to boycott Eurovision in Israel
Vivienne Westwood, Mike Leigh and Julie Christie are among those calling for coverage to be cancelled, citing human rights violations

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

29, Jan, 2019 @4:59 PM

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The Little Snake by AL Kennedy review – charming lessons in life, death and kindness
This heartwarming fable is a reassuring read for anyone, young or old, coming to terms with mortality

Alex Preston

13, Jan, 2019 @1:00 PM

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AL Kennedy: ‘It is all terrible but that’s when you can’t despair’
The award-winning author on revisiting Saint-Exupéry’s The Little Prince and the joy of messing about in boats

Lisa Allardice

10, Nov, 2018 @6:00 PM

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'Where do I think best? In bed' – authors reveal their dream retreats
A hotel on the Moray Firth estuary; an adrenaline-filled auction room in west London; an ad man’s office in Manhattan on DVD … AL Kennedy, William Boyd and others celebrate their cultural hideouts

William Boyd, AL Kennedy, Nicola Barker, Joan Bakewell and Daljit Nagra

29, Dec, 2017 @12:00 PM

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Brexit Shorts: Permanent Sunshine by AL Kennedy and starring Scott Reid – video
“You made me a refugee where I was born …” In Glasgow, Chummy explains how England has turned Scots into survivors

Jess Gormley, Noah Payne-Frank, Liese Spencer and Chris Wiegand

19, Jun, 2017 @1:14 PM

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Permanent Sunshine, a new play by AL Kennedy – read the script
Hit the streets of Glasgow with Chummy to hear how Scotland got BoJoed into a Brexit Britain controlled by Faraging gangsters and President Donald Bawbag

AL Kennedy

19, Jun, 2017 @1:10 PM

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The week in radio: AL Kennedy’s Migraine; Fortunately…
‘Raconteur of difficulty’ AL Kennedy brings pleasure from pain, but Fi Glover and Jane Garvey struggle with a flawed podcast format

Miranda Sawyer

09, Apr, 2017 @6:00 AM

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Uncle Shawn and Bill by AL Kennedy review – surreal and funny
In her first book for children, AL Kennedy conjures up a vividly imagined world with delightful prose

Sarah Donaldson

28, Feb, 2017 @9:00 AM

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Whose life is it anyway? Novelists have their say on cultural appropriation
Jonathan Franzen claimed he won’t write about race because of limited ‘firsthand experience’, while Lionel Shriver hopes objection to ‘cultural appropriation is a passing fad’. So should there be boundaries on what a novelist can write about?

Hari Kunzru, Kamila Shamsie, Aminatta Forna, AL Kennedy, Philip Hensher and others

01, Oct, 2016 @7:00 AM

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'It's like hitting a painting with a fish': can computer analysis tell us anything new about literature?
Feeding thousands of books into a computer to find new meaning in literature sounds intriguing, but does cultural analytics actually tell us anything about the books we read?

Richard Lea

15, Sep, 2016 @10:00 AM

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