Ursula K Le Guin

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I left my baby to write this. How do artists balance creativity and the ache for their child? | Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett
All writers and painters who are mothers must tread a heroic path. In an ideal world, we wouldn’t have to, says the Guardian columnist Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett

Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett

06, Jan, 2023 @8:00 AM

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The green-eyed monster: music, film and comedy about jealousy
From Beyoncé’s rage-fuelled anthem to Munch’s tortured portrait of his muse, our critics explore the art of jealousy

Sasha Mistlin, Imogen Russell Williams, Brian Logan, Skye Sherwin and Michael Cragg

18, Jul, 2022 @9:00 AM

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‘Life is short, so you have to get on with it’: AF Steadman on unicorns, leaving law and her record-breaking book deal
Eight years after her vision of a mythical beast, the author is about to publish the first novel in the Skandar Smith trilogy. She talks about childhood and taking a chance on a dream career

Claire Armitstead

27, Apr, 2022 @1:00 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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Realists of a larger reality wanted: Ursula K Le Guin prize for fiction to launch in 2022
Award aims to honour imaginative fiction that champions ‘hope and freedom, alternatives to conflict and a holistic view of humanity’s place in the natural world’

Alison Flood

21, Oct, 2021 @5:00 AM

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From Stephen King to Anne Lamott: the 10 most inspiring, enjoyable books about how to write
These are brilliant guides to creativity, commitment and structure – whether you intend to write yourself, or just love great writing

Sian Cain

17, Apr, 2020 @10:30 AM

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Top 10 books of eco-fiction | Michael Christie
As the climate crisis grows ever clearer, the best fiction can help realign our conception of nature

Michael Christie

12, Feb, 2020 @1:54 PM

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From Alice in Wonderland to the Hitchhiker's Guide: top 10 books about mathematics
From Lewis Carroll to Douglas Adams and even Dostoevsky, the imaginative possibilities of numbers have animated some dazzling fiction

Catherine Chung

06, Nov, 2019 @12:57 PM

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Tanks for the amusing subtitles | Brief letters
Brief letters: Science fiction | Lost in translation | Ship gender | Black squirrels | Funeral songs


03, May, 2019 @3:53 PM

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Ursula K Le Guin remembered by her son Theo Downes-Le Guin
The youngest child of one of America’s most revered writers of science fiction and fantasy on his mother’s lifelong advocacy of freedom and her towering final speech

Theo Downes-Le Guin

16, Dec, 2018 @8:00 AM

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From Roth to Le Guin: top 10 novels about the first world war
Authors such as Virginia Woolf and Pat Barker show how the conflict’s devastating impact carried on long after the 1918 armistice

Daniel Mason

14, Nov, 2018 @11:58 AM

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Orson Welles' jungle book, Bilbo on mushrooms: the great unmade movies
For every glittering Hollywood project that hits cinemas, there’s a raft that never see the light of day. Here’s five of the most fascinating films you’ll never see

Tom Huddleston

30, Oct, 2018 @3:15 PM

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