Toni Morrison

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Top 10 novels about toxic friendships | Charlotte Northedge
Complex attachments mixing intimacy and deception can decide whole lives, and have inspired novelists from William Thackeray to Elena Ferrante

Charlotte Northedge

16, Mar, 2022 @12:00 PM

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Madeline Miller: ‘Reading Ayn Rand was like being dipped in slime’
The author of The Song of Achilles on discovering TS Eliot, her childhood love of James Herriot and the subversive genius of Chinua Achebe

Madeline Miller

11, Mar, 2022 @10:00 AM

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Toni Morrison novel The Bluest Eye off banned list in St Louis schools
Nobel laureate’s classic debut was removed from libraries but backlash and lawsuits prompted vote to restore

Edward Helmore and agencies

27, Feb, 2022 @6:00 AM

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US libraries report spike in organised attempts to ban books in schools
The American Library Association, which monitors ‘challenges’ to books, says social media have amplified protests to the highest number for decades

Alison Flood

25, Nov, 2021 @10:38 AM

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The Republicans' racial culture war is reaching new heights in Virginia | Sidney Blumenthal
Why is the Republican running for governor of Virginia going after Toni Morrison’s award-winning novel Beloved?

Sidney Blumenthal

30, Oct, 2021 @10:22 AM

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Top 10 books about platonic friendships | Nikita Lalwani
From Doris Lessing to Dickens and John Irving, these tales show how passionate, intense and vital ‘just’ friendships can be

Nikita Lalwani

07, Jul, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Top 10 books about public spaces | Jonathan Lee
From Toni Morrison and Zadie Smith to Peter Benchley, novelist Jonathan Lee chooses books that celebrate areas where strangers can mingle and be less alone

Jonathan Lee

16, Jun, 2021 @10:03 AM

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Patrick Ness: ‘Terry Pratchett makes you feel seen and forgiven’
The author celebrates the most perfect sentence by Toni Morrison and his struggles with Donna Tartt’s The Goldfinch

Patrick Ness

14, May, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Sharp rise in parents seeking to ban anti-racist books in US schools
The American Library Association’s annual Top 10 ‘most challenged’ books is usually dominated by LGBTQ+ reading, but 2020 registered other anxieties

Alison Flood

06, Apr, 2021 @12:01 PM

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From sisterly love to frenemies: the best female friendships in books
Whether it is Vera Brittain or Elena Ferrante, women’s relationships have provided succour in troubled times, writes Lucy Jago

Lucy Jago

05, Apr, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Yaa Gyasi: 'Toni Morrison blew away everything I thought I knew about literature'
The bestselling novelist on tackling her to-be-read pile during the pandemic, crying over Natasha Trethewey, and not finishing Ulysses

Yaa Gyasi

12, Mar, 2021 @10:00 AM

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The 50 best films of 2020 in the UK: the full list
It’s number one time, and it’s a picture from the beginning of the year that nothing else has quite eclipsed for wit, thrills and sheer watchability

Andrew Pulver

18, Dec, 2020 @8:09 AM

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