Essays

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Charlotte Wood: ‘The artists I most respect have a real acceptance of the animal self’
Appearing at Guardian Australia’s Zoom book club, the author reflected on creativity, the beauty of boredom, and her new essay collection, The Luminous Solution

Michael Sun

15, Oct, 2021 @7:00 PM

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Baillie Gifford prize reveals ‘outstanding storytelling’ on 2021 shortlist
With subjects ranging from postwar Germany to the fall of Robert Maxwell and the Sackler family, judges praise ‘exciting and invigorating’ finalists

Alison Flood

15, Oct, 2021 @3:15 PM

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Guardian Australia’s book club: join Charlotte Wood on creativity, curiosity and a rich inner life
One of Australia’s best known novelists joins Guardian Australia features editor Lucy Clark – and you – to discuss her new book, The Luminous Solution

Guardian staff

10, Oct, 2021 @4:30 PM

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Jonathan Franzen: ‘I just write it like I see it and that gets me in trouble’
Twenty years on from The Corrections, America’s most lauded author is back. But will he put his foot in it again?

Lisa Allardice

25, Sep, 2021 @11:00 AM

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Britain’s imperial legacy in spotlight of Baillie Gifford non-fiction prize
Longlist for 2021 prize includes Empireland by Sathnam Sanghera and Alex Renton’s Blood Legacy alongside 11 other titles

Alison Flood

09, Sep, 2021 @11:00 AM

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Legends of the fall: the 50 biggest books of autumn 2021
From new novels by Sally Rooney and Colson Whitehead to Michel Barnier’s take on Brexit, Bernardine Evaristo’s manifesto and diaries from David Sedaris – all the releases to look out for

Justine Jordan and Katy Guest

04, Sep, 2021 @7:00 AM

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In brief: Family Business; The Cat Who Saved Books; The Unreality of Memory – reviews
A gripping history of John Lewis, a charming tale of a talking cat and a fascinating collection of essays on digital anxiety

Hephzibah Anderson

29, Aug, 2021 @12:00 PM

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Fran Lebowitz: ‘If people disagree with me, so what?’
With a hit Netflix series and The Fran Lebowitz Reader now published in the UK, the American wit talks about failing to write, her dislike of Andy Warhol and her best friend Toni Morrison

Hadley Freeman

28, Aug, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Penguin Classics launches ‘new canon’ of environmental literature
Imprint’s Green Ideas series begins with 20 short books by writers from Rachel Carson to Greta Thunberg it believes are ‘the classics that made a movement’

Alison Flood

26, Aug, 2021 @7:00 AM

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On Freedom by Maggie Nelson review – a liberator lost in the thicket
The Argonauts author’s verbose reflections on freedom, culture and sexual politics offer slim pickings, ideas-wise

Rachel Cooke

23, Aug, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Sarfraz Manzoor on how prejudice works both ways in British Muslim communities
The broadcaster and writer believes mutual respect between different cultures and faith groups in the UK is possible – he hopes his book will change views

Sirin Kale

20, Aug, 2021 @11:00 AM

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The Right to Sex by Amia Srinivasan review – the politics of sexual attraction
A daring feminist collection considers pornography, desire and the boundaries within student-teacher relationships

Rafia Zakaria

19, Aug, 2021 @8:00 AM

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