Elizabeth Strout

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Are you bored yet? Five great books to snuggle down with over the Christmas break
From a history of art without men, to a post-pandemic novel and a classic collection of short stories, lose yourself in a good read

Claire Armitstead

30, Dec, 2022 @7:00 AM

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‘I want to savour every word’: the joy of reading slowly
Bragging rights seem to go to people who devour books, but, as this impatient reader found, turning the pages over many days or even weeks can immerse one deeper in the writer’s world

Susie Mesure

02, Dec, 2022 @10:00 AM

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‘The story had been stirring in me for most of my life’: How I wrote a Booker-shortlisted novel
NoViolet Bulawayo, Percival Everett, Alan Garner and others reveal the inspiration for the books up for this year’s award

NoViolet Bulawayo; Percival Everett; Alan Garner; Shehan Karunatilaka; Claire Keegan; Elizabeth Strout

08, Oct, 2022 @8:00 AM

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The Booker prize 2022: watch shortlist readings by Jarvis Cocker, Sharon Horgan and more
Performers read from the novels in contention for this year’s prestigious fiction prize in a series of films made by director Kevin Thomas

Guardian books

05, Oct, 2022 @4:26 PM

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Lucy By the Sea by Elizabeth Strout review – Lucy Barton: the Covid years
Set against the backdrop of the pandemic, the Booker-shortlisted author’s monumental new novel is her most nuanced and intensely moving to date

Julie Myerson

02, Oct, 2022 @8:00 AM

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Lucy by the Sea by Elizabeth Strout review – lockdown confessions
This follow-up to the Booker-shortlisted Oh William! is a wondrously living record of pandemic pressures and the power of the past

Alexandra Harris

29, Sep, 2022 @6:30 AM

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Elizabeth Strout: ‘There’s a quiet rumbling of violence in America. Is it going to expand and explode?’
The Booker-shortlisted author on the enduring popularity of Olive Kitteridge, cancel culture and why she couldn’t avoid US politics in her latest Lucy Barton novel

Lisa Allardice

24, Sep, 2022 @8:00 AM

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‘I’ve no idea how we’ll pick a winner’: the challenge of a spectacular Booker shortlist
From a surreal African kingdom to a Sri Lankan afterlife, via murder, morality, grief and healing … One of this year’s prize judges assesses the six finalists they must choose between

Shahidha Bari

06, Sep, 2022 @6:30 PM

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Booker prize: Alan Garner becomes oldest author to be shortlisted
Only British writer on list will collect prize on 88th birthday if successful, but is up against five other books judges say ‘speak powerfully about important things’

Sarah Shaffi

06, Sep, 2022 @6:30 PM

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Booker prize longlist of 13 writers aged 20 to 87 announced
List comprises 13 writers of fiction, from NoViolet Bulawayo to Leila Mottley, described as ‘stimulating, surprising, nourishing’ by judging panel

Sarah Shaffi

26, Jul, 2022 @2:00 PM

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Top 10 difficult marriages in fiction
Whether they induce schadenfreude or pangs of recognition, mismatched couples have inspired brilliant novels by authors from Evelyn Waugh to Jean Rhys

Elizabeth Lowry

06, Apr, 2022 @11:00 AM

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‘I felt different as a child. I was nearly mute’: Elena Ferrante in conversation with Elizabeth Strout
The author of the Neapolitan quartet and the Pulitzer prize-winning novelist discuss identity, ambition, truth – and the ‘convulsive’ urge to write

Elena Ferrante and Elizabeth Strout

05, Mar, 2022 @9:00 AM

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