Lee Child

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Don’t write what you know, write what you feel: bestselling authors offer tips on World Book Day
Malorie Blackman advises budding authors to pick up on news stories, but Julia Donaldson warns of pitfalls – and Alan Moore says you should read terrible books as well as good ones

Sarah Shaffi

02, Mar, 2023 @3:43 PM

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Guess who? Val McDermid, Ian Rankin, Sophie Hannah and other crime writers reveal their favourite detectives
At the end of a year when murder mysteries rode high in the charts, we ask crime writers to celebrate the best fictional detectives

John Banville, Ian Rankin, Natalie Haynes, Saima Mir, Mark Billingham ,Dreda Say Mitchell, Ann Cleeves, Kate Mosse, Alyssa Cole, Val McDermid, Stella Duffy, Sophie Hannah, Jean Kwok, Sara Paretsky, David Baldacci,

10, Dec, 2022 @9:00 AM

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Lee Child: ‘The Handmaid’s Tale changed me – hopefully for the better’
The Jack Reacher novelist on Shakespeare’s casual knack for magnificence, finally discovering the joy of Jane Eyre, and the transformative power of Margaret Atwood

Lee Child

06, May, 2022 @9:00 AM

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Jack Reacher better not work from home | Brief letters
Brief letters: Hero worship | Mile-high club rules | Keeping your marbles | A clown act | Rooting for Elizabeth


10, Feb, 2022 @5:55 PM

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The Guardian view on Jack Reacher: enduring appeal
Editorial: A new TV series shows the laconic hero dispatch the bad guys with balletic ease. If only real life were like that


09, Feb, 2022 @7:00 PM

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Reacher review – the house-sized action hero Tom Cruise will never be
This rollicking adaptation of Lee Child’s man-mountain ex-military sleuth is hugely fun, packed with punchups and far better than Cruise’s movie efforts

Lucy Mangan

04, Feb, 2022 @9:00 AM

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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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Edmund de Waal: ‘If I need to forget every­thing, I read Lee Child. Honestly’
The artist, potter and author on his middle-of-the-night anxiety reading, wanting to be a poet, and the Japanese classic he wishes he had read

Edmund de Waal

23, Apr, 2021 @9:00 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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