Michael Cunningham

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Reading group: which book about gay life should we read in August?
To mark the 50th anniversary of decriminalisation in the UK, please help choose a novel to mark the occasion. There are hundreds to choose from

Sam Jordison

01, Aug, 2017 @12:53 PM

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'New York problems': literature puts a city on the couch
The great metropolis has always been a magnet for writers, whose scrutiny has laid bare towers of ‘issues’ alongside its grand glamour

Emma-Lee Moss

14, Jun, 2016 @9:24 AM

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Reading American cities: books about Cincinnati
From the origins of Uncle Tom to the stories of revolutionary, radical women, Michael Griffith takes us on a tour of literary Cincinnati – including Toni Morrison, Edmund White and a drive to attract America’s best poets

Michael Griffith

06, Aug, 2015 @4:52 PM

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Virginia Woolf should live on, but not because of her death
Her genius continues to inspire all manner of new artistic work, but far too much of it fixates on her suicide over the vivid life of her fiction

Holly Williams

27, May, 2015 @1:00 PM

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Philip Hensher's top 10 parallel narratives
From Mrs Gaskell to David Mitchell, the novelist picks the best of a surprisingly long tradition that pairs unconnected but related stories

Philip Hensher

02, Jul, 2014 @1:45 PM

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The Snow Queen by Michael Cunningham review – a novel of New York lives that touches the fantastical
This novel about the messy, complicated lives of two New York brothers takes inspiration from the Hans Christian Andersen tale, and has the strange, slippery feel of a fable, writes Olivia Laing

Olivia Laing

24, May, 2014 @7:00 AM

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The Snow Queen review – Michael Cunningham's poetic meditation on life and death

Two siblings take different paths to salvation in a wise, episodic tale, writes Stephanie Merritt

Stephanie Merritt

11, May, 2014 @11:00 AM

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Michael Cunningham: My fantasy Folio goes to Ulysses and To the Lighthouse
Virginia Woolf was a snob and James Joyce a bully – but their novels have never been surpassed. As the new Folio prize judges are announced, academician Michael Cunningham looks back at two deserving classics

Michael Cunningham

16, Jul, 2013 @2:44 PM

In praise of… the hatchet job | Editorial
Editorial: Literary hatchet jobs are the application of a sharp blade to a distended reputation


04, Dec, 2012 @8:35 PM

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Pulitzers 2012: prize for fiction withheld for first time in 35 years

None of the entries for the best American novel of the last year could command a majority

Alison Flood

17, Apr, 2012 @11:56 AM

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Review of The Hours author's latest book wins inaugural hatchet job award

Michael Cunningham's novel By Nightfall prompted 1,000-word demolition job in Observer by author and critic Adam Mars-Jones

Alison Flood

07, Feb, 2012 @10:02 PM

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Occupy movement attracts support of top authors
Margaret Atwood, Salman Rushdie and Noam Chomsky among star names added to online petition at occupywriters.com

Alison Flood

20, Oct, 2011 @10:28 AM

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