AS Byatt

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Film about a genie starring Idris Elba and Tilda Swinton is partly true, says director at Cannes
George Miller reveals the inside story of his big-screen premiere, Three Thousand Years of Longing, based on an AS Byatt story

Vanessa Thorpe in Cannes

21, May, 2022 @3:32 PM

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From the royals to the Roys, why do siblings fall out so seriously?
It can be the most toxic of family relationships, as told in Shakespeare or Succession. What really lies at the heart of this age-old struggle

Andrew Anthony

24, Oct, 2021 @7:15 AM

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Top 10 goddesses in fiction | E Foley and B Coates
In ancient myth – and novels by authors from Neil Gaiman to Toni Morrison – these ambiguous figures are sometimes repressive, sometimes inspiring

E Foley and B Coates

09, Sep, 2020 @9:57 AM

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The Guardian view on book prizes: the more the merrier
Editorial: The Booker prize may have lost some of its prestige, but that allows other awards – and different books – to shine

Editorial

06, Jun, 2019 @5:25 PM

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Top 10 modern Victorian novels
Narrative tricks minted in the 19th century are still working in contemporary fiction by authors from Margaret Atwood to Sarah Waters

Paraic O’Donnell

07, Nov, 2018 @10:00 AM

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Bonnie Wright: from Harry Potter to a menopause movie
Playing Ginny Weasley aged nine was Wright’s first job. Now in her late 20s, she talks about directing her Potter peers and her new AS Byatt adaptation

Andrew Pulver

25, May, 2018 @3:36 PM

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Book clinic: which current authors produce the most magical prose?
The supernatural, witchcraft or sex can be spellbinding, while others conjure gold from the everyday human struggle

Amanda Craig

28, Apr, 2018 @5:00 PM

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Rebecca Swift obituary
The pioneering founder of a literary consultancy dedicated to helping aspiring writers

Melanie Silgardo

25, Apr, 2017 @2:02 PM

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Francesca Segal: ‘I think there are multiple awkward ages’
The award-winning novelist on life’s transitional stages, and her dad – the man who wrote Love Story

Hannah Beckerman

23, Apr, 2017 @10:00 AM

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Top 10 stories of obsession
From Stephen King’s avid fan in Misery to Nabokov’s disturbing tale of preteen Lolita, fixation is a powerful pull for authors – especially when it overlaps with desire

Sara Flannery Murphy

22, Mar, 2017 @11:00 AM

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Desert Island Discs: 75 defining moments from 75 years of castaways
The show’s first guest was marooned three quarters of a century ago this month. Here are the moments that made Desert Island Discs a radio classic

Stephen Moss

06, Jan, 2017 @3:56 PM

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AS Byatt: Beatrix Potter and the beginnings of my need to be a writer
This year’s Erasmus prize winner celebrates the transcendent use of language by Beatrix Potter, Magritte and Shakespeare

AS Byatt

17, Dec, 2016 @12:00 PM

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