Robert Harris

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How leading thriller writer helped reveal plagiarism of Emmy prizewinner
Robert Harris, whose second world war film was copied, tells how the scandal led to George Stevens Jr being stripped of his awards

Vanessa Thorpe

19, Sep, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Robert Harris: ‘My method is usually to start a book on 15 January and finish it on 15 June’
The bestselling author on the dearth of top-quality politicians, his regard for diaries and letters, and his disciplined writing approach

Alex Preston

03, Jul, 2021 @5:00 PM

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V2 by Robert Harris review – fears of a rocket man
The Nazis’ V2 rocket programme is seen through the eyes of a conflicted German and a female air force office in a familiar but absorbing thriller

Alex Preston

20, Sep, 2020 @10:00 AM

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Beyond Mantel: the historical novels everyone must read
From Francis Spufford to Sarah Waters, contemporary writers have brought new complexity and playfulness to historical fiction

John Mullan

29, Feb, 2020 @9:58 AM

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Of course fiction tells someone else’s story | Letters
Letters: Readers respond to the idea of cultural appropriation in literature and the assumption that only those with lived experience are able to tell an authentic story

Letters

03, Feb, 2020 @7:05 PM

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The Second Sleep by Robert Harris review – an elegant, post-apocalyptic thriller
A priest investigates a vicar’s untimely death, in a future Britain where reason is banished by dogma

Alex Preston

09, Sep, 2019 @8:00 AM

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The Second Sleep by Robert Harris review – a ‘genre-bending thriller’
The future Britain looks medieval in Robert Harris’s dystopian tale. But who ruined everything?

Clare Clark

07, Sep, 2019 @6:30 AM

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John le Carré and Neil Gaiman join writers warning Brexit is 'choosing to lose'
Letter to the Guardian signed by many of UK’s most celebrated authors urges voters to support the EU in Thursday’s poll – or prepare for economic damage

Alison Flood

21, May, 2019 @3:42 PM

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Top 10 books about building cities | Jonathan Carr
From Mary Beard’s Roman history to Kim Stanley Robinson’s science fiction, Jonathan Carr chooses the best writing about citizens’ eternal challenges

Jonathan Carr

13, Mar, 2019 @12:25 PM

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Book clinic: what are the best novels about ancient Greeks and Romans?
From the Odyssey to a toga-clad detective, Natalie Haynes picks her favourite fiction about classical antiquity

Natalie Haynes

14, Jul, 2018 @5:00 PM

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Robert Harris: ‘I'm not sure you can be the world’s superpower and remain a democracy’
The books interview: As the stage adaptation of his Cicero trilogy transfers to the West End, Robert Harris explains why the Roman politician’s story speaks to our age of populism

Charlotte Higgins

29, Jun, 2018 @8:00 AM

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Imperium review – Rome sweet Rome, with a masterly turn from Cicero
Robert Harris’s trilogy springs fully to life in Mike Poulton’s two-part epic – but where are the meaty parts for women?

Susannah Clapp

17, Dec, 2017 @8:00 AM

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