Thomas Pynchon

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Joshua Ferris: ‘ A House for Mr Biswas is as near to perfect as a book gets’
The author on reading John Gray at a time of grief, the joy of Samuel Pepys and and his favourite Thomas Pynchon

Joshua Ferris

10, Sep, 2021 @9:00 AM

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'It had been on my shelf for years': readers share their lockdown reads
Publishers report that coronavirus has boosted sales of long, classic novels. You reveal the great baggy monsters you’ve found the time to tackle

Guardian readers and Rachel Obordo

06, Nov, 2020 @10:00 AM

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William Gibson: ‘I was losing a sense of how weird the real world was'
The writer who invented ‘cyberspace’ – and possibly the most influential living sci-fi author – on the challenges of keeping up with a reality even stranger than fiction

Sam Leith

11, Jan, 2020 @9:01 AM

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From Kafka to Gogol via Pynchon: top 10 absurd quests in fiction
From seeking how to stop being an ass to finding out where a month has gone missing, these stories are as weird as life

Joanna Kavenna

14, Aug, 2019 @12:00 PM

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The Sandman, Catch-22, Cloud Atlas ... is there such thing as an 'unfilmable' book?
Books by authors like Neil Gaiman and Gabriel García Márquez have been dismissed as too difficult to adapt. With Netflix offering both time and cash, is that true anymore?

Sian Cain

03, Jul, 2019 @1:23 PM

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What’s in a name? Authors on choosing names for their characters
From Margaret Atwood’s Offred to Thomas Harris’s Hannibal the cannibal, names can end up shaping characters in ways even their creators never intended

Fiona Cummins

16, Apr, 2019 @8:00 AM

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The Guardian view on modern writers: the myth of the reclusive author | Editorial
Editorial: These days, most writers cannot afford to live secluded from their public. But when a very private author like Thomas Harris announces a new novel, there’s always special excitement


07, Oct, 2018 @5:41 PM

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Top 10 novels about riots
From Victor Hugo to JG Ballard, these incendiary books make readers co-conspirators in the insurrection they depict

AG Lombardo

08, Aug, 2018 @12:38 PM

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Top 10 conspiracy theories in fiction
Stories that appear to buy into hidden plots, from Franz Kafka to Thomas Pynchon, have an insistent appeal for readers looking to find out ‘what really happened’

James Miller

17, Jan, 2018 @10:00 AM

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Thomas Pynchon at 80 – eight reasons to celebrate his birthday
He is a master of comedy, a father of cyberpunk, alert to the politics of his time … the author turns 80 today

John Dugdale

08, May, 2017 @8:00 AM

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From Atwood's assault to Pynchon's paper bag: the best author cameos
The Handmaid’s Tale author’s appearance in the TV version of her novel is only the latest in a surprisingly illustrious roll call of bookish bit parts

Sian Cain

27, Apr, 2017 @12:00 PM

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Bernard Bergonzi obituary
Poet, literary critic and professor of English at Warwick University known for his work on TS Eliot, HG Wells and Gerard Manley Hopkins

Eric Homberger and David Lodge

27, Sep, 2016 @12:36 PM

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