Maurice Sendak

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Viet Thanh Nguyen: ‘I didn’t notice the racism of Tintin’
The Pulitzer prize-winning novelist on the depiction of Vietnamese people, the fun in Voltaire’s Candide and memorable masturbation scenes

Viet Thanh Nguyen

04, Mar, 2022 @10:00 AM

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Chris Riddell: ‘Maurice Sendak taught us playfulness could be profound’
The author-illustrator on being read Tolkien at school, the perfect picture book and struggling to crack The Da Vinci Code

Chris Riddell

27, Aug, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Lionel Shriver v Cynthia Ozick: hurrah for the new literary beef
The books world was growing worryingly well-mannered, but Ozick’s response – in verse – to a bad review by Shriver has revived the fine art of feuding

Alison Flood

18, May, 2021 @3:03 PM

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Story time: the five children’s books every adult should read
Children’s books explore hope, fear, failure and love. Katherine Rundell on how the best of them can ignite the imagination of all readers, whatever their age

Katherine Rundell

26, Jul, 2019 @10:00 AM

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Tao of Glass review – golden odyssey through Philip Glass's music
Phelim McDermott’s sublime collage of theatrical fragments is the fantastical, tearjerking fruition of a lifelong dream

Sanjoy Roy

15, Jul, 2019 @10:00 PM

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A touch of the macabre in children’s books is nothing to be scared of | Eleanor Margolis
Introducing kids to life’s more unsettling aspects is in fact a good idea, says New Statesman columnist Eleanor Margolis

Eleanor Margolis

28, Aug, 2018 @9:00 AM

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Lost Maurice Sendak picture book to be published next year
Presto and Zesto in Limboland is a homage to the Where the Wild Things Are author’s friendship with his collaborator Arthur Yorinks

Danuta Kean

07, Jul, 2017 @11:42 AM

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Washington nurseries warned off scary stories for children
State guidelines say books for infants that ‘show frightening images are not considered to be appropriate’ – raising cultural censorship fears

Alison Flood

27, Oct, 2016 @4:30 PM

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The Violet Hour: Great Writers at the End by Katie Roiphe review – how to cope with death
This study of Susan Sontag, Sigmund Freud, John Updike, and how they coped with the mystery of extinction, is also a memoir about brushes with mortality

Anthony Quinn

13, Jul, 2016 @8:00 AM

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Eric Carle: children can identify with the helpless, small, insignificant caterpillar
The author and illustrator of The Very Hungry Caterpillar tells us how he makes his iconic collages and which artists have inspired his work

23, May, 2016 @8:06 AM

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Top 10 children’s and YA books that adults can learn from
Is the adult in your life stuck? Author Kiran Millwood Hargrave recommends books you can suggest that they read to open their minds

Kiran Millwood Hargrave

12, May, 2016 @7:27 AM

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The Violet Hour: Great Writers at the End by Katie Roiphe – review
This study of six great authors and their approach to death teems with detail but somehow misses the mark

Rachel Cooke

17, Apr, 2016 @5:30 AM

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