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‘I read the book out to the girls. It was really tough’: Andrea Elliott on writing about New York’s homeless children
The Pulitzer-winning New York Times journalist talks about her new book, Invisible Child, which records the experiences of a young girl growing up homeless in Brooklyn

Alex Preston

16, Jan, 2022 @8:00 AM

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To Paradise by Hanya Yanagihara – a masterpiece for our times
The follow-up to A Little Life is a complex tour de force in three interrelated sections that has emerged from the white heat of the moment

Alex Preston

10, Jan, 2022 @9:00 AM

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Write it All Down by Cathy Rentzenbrink review – an arm around the shoulder for aspiring authors
This wise and generous book eschews the usual advice on structure and encourages new writers to open their hearts

Alex Preston

02, Jan, 2022 @11:00 AM

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Fiction to look out for in 2022
With a host of phenomenal debuts on the way, plus some dazzling new work from the likes of Douglas Stuart and Hanya Yanagihara, 2022 is positively groaning with great novels

Alex Preston

26, Dec, 2021 @11:00 AM

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Torrey Peters: ‘My book’s about dealing with the adult realities of being trans’
The acclaimed author of Detransition, Baby talks about the novel’s breakthrough success and how she was moved by the support of contemporaries

Alex Preston

04, Dec, 2021 @5:00 PM

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The Falling Thread by Adam O’Riordan review – stately family saga
This poised, Jamesian debut novel about a Manchester family in the lead up to the first world war is a masterclass in detail and atmosphere

Alex Preston

29, Nov, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Case Study by Graeme Macrae Burnet review – mind games as an artform
The fictional biography of a psychoanalyst and his pseudo-patient’s notebooks are expertly intercut in this tightly knit, hugely enjoyable mystery

Alex Preston

22, Nov, 2021 @7:00 AM

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A Thing of Beauty by Peter Fiennes review – elegant Greek travelogue
A nature writer explores our fascination with Greek myths and their contemporary relevance in this sun-drenched adventure-cum-guide

Alex Preston

07, Nov, 2021 @1:00 PM

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Treacle Walker by Alan Garner review – the book of a lifetime
Myth meets modern science in a late masterwork brimming with ideas and imagination

Alex Preston

01, Nov, 2021 @9:00 AM

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The Lincoln Highway by Amor Towles review – love letter to the road trip
This sweeping book is as much about the literary history of the road novel as it is about one engaging journey

Alex Preston

24, Oct, 2021 @12:00 PM

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Paul Auster: ‘It’s distress that generates art’
The novelist on his latest work, an 800-page tribute to the American author Stephen Crane, and why the greatest writers are monomaniacs

Alex Preston

02, Oct, 2021 @5:00 PM

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Matrix by Lauren Groff review – thrilling trip into the mystic
The Fates and Furies author reconstructs the life of a 12th-century nun, drawing out conflict, drama and queer undercurrents

Alex Preston

27, Sep, 2021 @8:00 AM

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