Helen Dunmore

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From Paradise Lost to the Lord of the Rings: top 10 epics in fiction | Stephanie Sy-Quia
From classic tales such as Paradise Lost to ‘counter-epics’ by Anne Carson and Tim O’Brien, these stories lend real grandeur to their subjects

Stephanie Sy-Quia

10, Nov, 2021 @11:51 AM

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Top 10 books about mermaids | Monique Roffey
Away from Disney’s candied revisions, these stories – from Hans Christian Andersen to Helen Dunmore – tell archetypal truths about women’s experience

Monique Roffey

09, Dec, 2020 @11:00 AM

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Poem of the week: A Bit of Love by Helen Dunmore
An elderly man reckons wryly with his diminished life in a resonant character study

Carol Rumens

27, May, 2019 @8:57 AM

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The best recent poetry – review roundup
Kingdomland by Rachael Allen; Gen by Jonathan Edwards; Magical Negro by Morgan Parker; and Counting Backwards: Poems 1975-2017 by Helen Dunmore

Ben Wilkinson

08, Mar, 2019 @10:59 AM

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Girl, Balancing and Other Stories by Helen Dunmore review – her final work
This posthumous collection from the much-loved author, focusing on motherhood, war and women under threat, is an act of tender commemoration

Blake Morrison

22, Jun, 2018 @6:30 AM

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‘My life’s stem was cut’ – a poem by Helen Dunmore
The writer is only the second person to posthumously win the Costa award. To celebrate, we present a poem from her winning collection, Inside the Wave

Claire Armitstead

31, Jan, 2018 @1:25 PM

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No surprise Helen Dunmore's book was judged a winner
Inside the Wave is a deeply moving exploration of family and memory, and a worthy Costa winner

Nicholas Wroe

30, Jan, 2018 @9:05 PM

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Helen Dunmore wins Costa book of the year for Inside the Wave
Winning for her final poetry collection, written in the last weeks of her life, Dunmore is only the second posthumous winner in the literary prize’s history

Sian Cain

30, Jan, 2018 @7:39 PM

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Female writers dominated 2017's literary bestsellers, figures show
Topped by Margaret Atwood, the UK’s Top 10 bestselling authors of literary fiction last year features only one male writer, Haruki Murakami

Alison Flood

17, Jan, 2018 @10:36 AM

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Helen Dunmore wins posthumous Costa award for collection Inside the Wave
Dunmore wins poetry category, while Jon McGregor takes best novel prize for Reservoir 13 and Gail Honeyman’s bestselling debut Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine lands first novel award

Sian Cain

02, Jan, 2018 @7:30 PM

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Helen Dunmore's final poems lead shortlists for 2017 Costa prizes
Inside the Wave, in which the poet reflected on her own impending death, joins diverse contenders in poetry, fiction, biography and children’s books

Alison Flood

21, Nov, 2017 @7:30 PM

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Helen Dunmore appreciation: ‘To be with her was to laugh with joy’
Novelist and journalist Amanda Craig remembers a warm friend… and literary inspiration

Amanda Craig

11, Jun, 2017 @7:00 AM

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