Lee Child

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Inside the Booker Prize: arguments, agonies and carefully encouraged scandals
The long read: Its knack for creating tension and controversy has helped it remain an energising force in publishing for more than 50 years – but how do writers, publishers and judges cope with the annual agony of the Booker?

Charlotte Higgins

05, Oct, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Bill Bryson says he's retiring – is he really putting away his pen?
The beloved American author will be sorely missed, but some writers find it hard to call time on a literary career

Alison Flood

15, Oct, 2020 @12:09 PM

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The best recent thrillers – review roundup
A hate crime with a twist, supernatural forces at sea, a parent’s worst nightmare and Jack Reacher returns

Alison Flood

06, Oct, 2020 @8:00 AM

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Lee Child on Jack Reacher: 'I don't like him that much'
Author says he takes a hard-hearted approach to character and planned to kill him off

Alison Flood

27, Jun, 2020 @8:00 AM

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Lee Child letting go of his creation is a tale told by other bestsellers
The Jack Reacher author says he will hand on his character to his brother – following other writers who have surrendered their stories

Alison Flood

20, Jan, 2020 @2:52 PM

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Jack Reacher series author Lee Child 'quits and lets brother step in'
Child had initially been searching for a way to kill off the popular character

Kevin Rawlinson

18, Jan, 2020 @12:02 AM

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Fearless, free and feminist: the enduring appeal of Jack Reacher
From Kate Atkinson to Haruki Murakami, the fast-paced Jack Reacher books have a host of obsessive fans. As a new thriller is released, we investigate the magnetism of Lee Child’s antihero

Charlotte Higgins

18, Oct, 2019 @9:00 AM

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The best recent thrillers roundup – review
A workplace affair that ends in murder, neighbourly obsessions, the horrors of life on the street. Plus a new case for Jack Reacher

Alison Flood

08, Oct, 2019 @8:00 AM

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Olivia Colman awarded CBE in Queen's birthday honours list
Sculptor Rachel Whiteread becomes a dame and Tunnock’s teacake creator is knighted

Esther Addley

07, Jun, 2019 @9:30 PM

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Margaret Drabble: ‘Lee Child does all the things I could never do. I’m awestruck’
The novelist, biographer and critic on laughing at Muriel Spark and never reading any Harry Potter

Margaret Drabble

18, Jan, 2019 @10:00 AM

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I agree with Lee Child – compact Tom Cruise isn't enough of a Reacher | Alison Flood
As the author asks readers for advice on a taller actor to replace Cruise, we look at other books miscastings

Alison Flood

26, Nov, 2018 @6:00 AM

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Lee Child joins authors auctioning character names for charity
In aid of Freedom from Torture, bids invited for a place in new work by the Jack Reacher author and others including Margaret Atwood and Julian Barnes

Danuta Kean

01, Nov, 2018 @7:00 AM

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