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Is Superman Circumcised? wins oddest book title of the year award
Study of the superhero’s Jewish influences beats off stiff competition to come first in this year’s Diagram prize

Alison Flood

03, Dec, 2021 @6:01 AM

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Julia and the Shark’s writers on their pandemic-driven book lauded by Waterstones
The novel written and illustrated by husband-and-wife duo, Kiran Millwood Hargrave and Tom de Freston, has been named children’s gift of the year by Waterstones, while Paul McCartney’s The Lyrics wins book of 2021

Alison Flood

02, Dec, 2021 @9:35 AM

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Debut novel by ‘Russian Proust’ to be published in English for the first time
The translation of Deceit by ‘groundbreaking’ author Yuri Felsen, who died in Auschwitz in 1943, is set to come out next May

Alison Flood

01, Dec, 2021 @2:12 PM

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Marcus Rashford to publish children’s novel The Breakfast Club Adventures
The footballer and campaigner is writing story with Alex Falase-Koya, drawing on his own memories of friendships made before starting the school day

Alison Flood

01, Dec, 2021 @12:04 PM

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Alice Sebold’s publisher pulls memoir after overturned rape conviction
Scribner has responded to the news that Anthony Broadwater has been cleared of the crime at the centre of Lucky by ceasing to distribute the book

Alison Flood

01, Dec, 2021 @10:52 AM

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Unmasked: the Penguin saves world from Covid in Danny DeVito’s Batman story
The actor, who played him in Batman Returns, has written a storyline for an 80th anniversary edition of the DC comic which sees him vaccinate the planet

Alison Flood

01, Dec, 2021 @10:46 AM

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Film version of Alice Sebold book scrapped after rape conviction overturned
A screen adaptation of the memoir Lucky is no longer in production after the man who was found guilty of the crime at the centre of the story is exonerated

Alison Flood

30, Nov, 2021 @12:08 PM

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The best recent thrillers – review roundup
A post-Covid murder mystery, a puzzle in the mountains of India and a fictional take on the spy cops scandal are among this month’s crop

Alison Flood

29, Nov, 2021 @11:00 AM

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Down but not out: film, theatre, art and more to help deal with failure
From Oscar Isaac’s underperforming folk singer to The Good Place, Guardian critics offer up bittersweet culture for when success eludes you

Jessica Kiang, Kate Wyver, Phil Harrison, Alison Flood and Jonathan Jones

29, Nov, 2021 @10:00 AM

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‘It was a call to arms’: Jodi Picoult and Karin Slaughter on writing Covid-19 into novels
The authors reflect on their experiences of including the pandemic in their novels Wish You Were Here and False Witness

Jodi Picoult and Karin Slaughter, as told to Alison Flood

27, Nov, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Robot artist to perform AI generated poetry in response to Dante
Ai-Da used data bank of words and speech pattern analysis to produce and perform a work that is ‘reactive’ to the Divine Comedy

Alison Flood

26, Nov, 2021 @7:00 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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