Literary festivals

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'We dodged a bullet, but of course it circled back around': literary festivals look beyond lockdown
Covid-19 forced many Australian writers’ festivals to cancel live events and head online. As restrictions ease, some changes may have a longer shelf life

Walter Marsh

05, Dec, 2020 @7:00 PM

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Kit de Waal: 'As soon as you introduce a talking horse, I'm just not interested'
The novelist on overlapping identities, having to read the Bible, and why she doesn’t like fantasy fiction

Hannah Beckerman

18, Jul, 2020 @5:00 PM

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Could lockdown herald an exciting new chapter for the book trade?
While bookshops and publishers struggle to survive the pandemic, some industry leaders sense an opportunity for permanent change

Rachel Cooke

10, May, 2020 @8:00 AM

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Broadside 2019: how a feminist festival took on feminism – and forced us to think harder
Zadie Smith, Aileen Moreton-Robinson, Jia Tolentino and Nayuka Gorrie challenge their audiences to do the work at a paradigm-shifting event

Alyx Gorman and Brigid Delaney

11, Nov, 2019 @3:09 AM

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Literary festivals are not a luxury, a bauble for the middle classes | Kenan Malik
To be human is more than simply to survive. It is also to imagine

Kenan Malik

10, Nov, 2019 @7:00 AM

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The burgeoning book festival bringing a buzz to the Isle of Bute
The island’s intimate celebration of crime fiction, Bute Noir, is proving a big hit with locals and visitors alike

Libby Brooks Scotland correspondent

27, Jul, 2019 @6:00 AM

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Does Bradford festival's counter-extremism funding warrant a boycott? | Suhaiymah Manzoor-Khan and Saima Mir
Does counter-extremism funding undermine this celebration of Bradford? Suhaiymah Manzoor-Khan and Saima Mir go head to head

Suhaiymah Manzoor-Khan and Saima Mir

24, Jun, 2019 @12:49 PM

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Six pull out of Bradford festival over counter-extremism funding
Writers and activists quit literature festival over funding by Home Office programme

Maya Wolfe-Robinson

20, Jun, 2019 @2:36 PM

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Guardian Books desk: 'You can tell a lot about a country by how it treats its libraries'
The books site editor on the challenges facing publishers, and who she would invite to her dream dinner party

Sian Cain

15, Jun, 2019 @7:30 AM

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James Ellroy says film adaptation of LA Confidential was 'as deep as a tortilla'
Speaking at Hay festival, the American crime writer has few kind words for film-makers

Mark Brown Arts correspondent

02, Jun, 2019 @11:45 AM

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‘I plugged my nebuliser into a riot van’: what is it like being disabled at a festival?
For people with disabilities, going to live shows can require military-grade planning. Eight enthusiasts explain the ups and downs of following the artists they love

Frances Ryan

28, May, 2019 @2:17 PM

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Put the word out: Chiswick may be Britain’s most literary location
London suburb names former residents from Betjeman and Burgess to Thackeray and Yeats among its 250 writers

Vanessa Thorpe

07, Apr, 2019 @7:00 AM

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