Katherine Boo

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Top 10 books about building cities | Jonathan Carr
From Mary Beard’s Roman history to Kim Stanley Robinson’s science fiction, Jonathan Carr chooses the best writing about citizens’ eternal challenges

Jonathan Carr

13, Mar, 2019 @12:25 PM

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Behind the Beautiful Forevers review – important stories forcefully told
David Hare’s adaptation of Katherine Boo’s acclaimed book breaks new ground for the National, writes Susannah Clapp

Susannah Clapp

23, Nov, 2014 @12:08 AM

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Behind the Beautiful Forevers review – a triumph for David Hare and Meera Syal
Meticulously detailing the endless grind of Mumbai slum life helps this spirited adaptation of Katherine Boo’s award-winning reportage avoid any danger of quaintness, writes Michael Billington

Michael Billington

19, Nov, 2014 @11:59 AM

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Behind the Beautiful Forevers: a spotlight on Mumbai’s invisible poor
As David Hare brings Katherine Boo’s acclaimed account of Mumbai’s slumdwellers to the stage, Sunil Khilnani reflects on what it tells us about the precarious existence of many in boom-time India

Sunil Khilnani

15, Nov, 2014 @10:00 AM

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How we chose the winner of the Guardian first book award
William Dalrymple explains how the judges for the Guardian first book award 2012 came to their decision

William Dalrymple

04, Dec, 2012 @12:05 PM

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Books of the year 2012

From Zadie Smith's new novel to Robert Macfarlane's journeys on foot and memoirs by Edna O'Brien and Salman Rushdie… Which books have most impressed our writers this year?

The Observer

25, Nov, 2012 @12:04 AM

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Into the Silence author Wade Davis wins Samuel Johnson award

'Momentous' non-fiction book meticulously details hardships of expeditions and relationship between British and Tibetans

Alison Flood

12, Nov, 2012 @9:50 PM

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The Guardian first book award: the shortlisted authors introduce their work

From the slums of Mumbai to the sink estates of Aberdeen, the frontline in Iraq to the revolution in Libya – plus a hit novel about US college baseball – the titles on this year's shortlist confront some of the most urgent issues of recent years

09, Nov, 2012 @10:50 PM

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Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death and Hope in a Mumbai Slum by Katherine Boo – review
An American view of a Mumbai slum impresses Amit Chaudhuri

Amit Chaudhuri

29, Jun, 2012 @7:00 AM

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Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death and Hope in a Mumbai Slum by Katherine Boo – review
The squalid margins of Mumbai are brilliantly pinned to the page, writes William Dalrymple

William Dalrymple

22, Jun, 2012 @10:00 AM

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Katherine Boo: Slum dweller
Susanna Rustin: Katherine Boo won a Pulitzer for writing about the poor and the vulnerable. She spent three years in a Mumbai slum for her new book, Behind the Beautiful Forevers. Why bother, if she thinks that all she can make is 'small differences'?

Susanna Rustin

08, Jun, 2012 @11:04 PM

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