Joanne Harris

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My favourite overlooked Black writer – by Bernardine Evaristo, Margaret Atwood and more
From the memoirs of a slave to the story of Britain’s first Black headteacher, leading writers including Malorie Blackman and David Olusoga choose the Black authors who fired their imaginations

Interviews by Lucy Knight

19, Oct, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Sunday with Joanne Harris: ‘Two breakfasts, hobbit-style’
The author tells Samantha Rea about a pleasant day drinking tea, talking and reading, maybe watching an episode of Inspector Montalbano

Samantha Rea

10, Oct, 2021 @5:45 AM

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The best recent crime and thrillers – review roundup
1979 by Val McDermid; A Narrow Door by Joanne Harris; The Turnout by Megan Abbott; Of Fangs and Talons by Nicolas Mathieu; 56 Days by Catherine Ryan Howard; and These Toxic Things by Rachel Howzell Hall

Laura Wilson

20, Aug, 2021 @11:00 AM

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The best recent thrillers – review roundup
Paula Hawkins, Stephen King, Laura Lippman and Joanne Harris return with sublime tales of the unexpected

Alison Flood

09, Aug, 2021 @7:30 AM

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'No aspect of writing makes you rich' – why do authors get a pittance for film rights?
Joanne Harris has revealed that she was paid only £5,000 for the film rights to Chocolat. So why do some authors get the big bucks and some have to settle for the crumbs?

Ryan Gilbey

27, Aug, 2020 @12:30 PM

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Noirmoutier, my desert island paradise in the Vendée | Joanne Harris
Author Joanne Harris looks back at childhood holidays on France’s Atlantic coast where she would roam barefoot, swim and eat figs off the trees

Joanne Harris

06, Jun, 2020 @6:00 AM

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'I was told there was no market for foody books set in rural France': Joanne Harris on writing Chocolat
Juggling motherhood and teaching, the author planned her bestselling novel on a school trip

Joanne Harris

04, Apr, 2020 @11:00 AM

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The Strawberry Thief by Joanne Harris – review
Chocolat’s author revisits her heroine in south-west France

Hannah Beckerman

09, Apr, 2019 @8:00 AM

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Carnival time in Québec, Canada
The author of Chocolat finds fun, folk music and echoes of her past at Québec City’s spectacular winter festival, and ventures into the province to find its spiritual heart

Joanne Harris

02, Mar, 2019 @7:00 AM

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A new chapter in yoga: why the Society of Authors is reaching out (on one leg)
Joanne Harris, Philip Pullman, Neil Gaiman … and a Welsh Cob horse are among those striking poses during the society’s yoga week to promote well-being

Katy Guest

11, Aug, 2017 @5:30 AM

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Philip Pullman leads writers condemning 'pernicious' book discounts
His Dark Materials novelist says today’s steep price cuts devalue authors’ work and cheapen the experience of reading

Alison Flood

04, Aug, 2017 @5:00 AM

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Young adult literature convention under fire over disabled facilities
Authors speak out after reports of problems because a specialised toilet had been given over to celebrity guests at associated Comicon festival

Danuta Kean

01, Aug, 2017 @1:37 PM

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