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Honor Swinton Byrne: ‘My family could not be more different to the one in The Souvenir’
After her acclaimed debut in Joanna Hogg’s film, the actor returns in its sequel, starring again alongside her mother, Tilda. She talks about her unconventional upbringing and her off-screen life studying psychology

Claire Armitstead

23, Jan, 2022 @8:00 AM

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Memories of office life: on 9/11, we walked through a wormhole separating before from after
We rushed back from lunch to find the Guardian newsroom in a state of hushed pandemonium. I have never felt so humbled by the responsibility of finding words to shape an unimaginable event

Claire Armitstead

21, Jan, 2022 @11:18 AM

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‘I yelled with joy’: how Caleb Azumah Nelson went from Apple store employee to Costa First Novel award winner
The London writer on the success of his first book, Open Water, the limitations of masculinity and why his writing shouldn’t be compared to Sally Rooney’s

Claire Armitstead

21, Jan, 2022 @10:00 AM

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Why we’re falling in love with romance novels all over again | Claire Armitstead
As book genres go it’s like a holiday romance with no strings attached – and it’s been hugely popular during the pandemic, says Guardian associate editor Claire Armitstead

Claire Armitstead

16, Jan, 2022 @2:05 PM

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Root of the problem: the brutal creation of a billionaire’s pleasure garden
New documentary Taming the Garden follows an ancient tree’s journey to a Georgian tycoon’s property – a tale of limb-cracking ruthlessness and mythic beauty

Claire Armitstead

14, Jan, 2022 @11:30 AM

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Hanya Yanagihara: ‘I have the right to write about whatever I want’
The author of A Little Life on exploring the unfamiliar voice, her third novel To Paradise, and how she got her unflinching eye

Claire Armitstead

09, Jan, 2022 @8:00 AM

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From utopian dreams to Soho sleaze: the naked history of British nudism
A new book details how something that began as a utopian expression was co-opted by erotica and suppressed by the state. But our attitudes to nakedness also tell us a lot about ourselves

Claire Armitstead

03, Dec, 2021 @7:00 AM

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The Ocean at the End of the Lane review – Neil Gaiman’s monsters will leave you cowering
Shapeshifting creatures take centre stage in Katy Rudd’s production that terrifyingly evokes childhood nightmares and family trauma

Claire Armitstead

05, Nov, 2021 @9:57 AM

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Hull fish workers in headscarves and white wellies – Alec Gill’s best shot
‘Hessle Road was the beating heart of the city’s fishing industry but it was under attack – from the cod wars and the council. The people in this picture were all moved out’

Interview by Claire Armitstead

03, Nov, 2021 @3:00 PM

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Petrit Halilaj: ‘I started to live with fear on a daily basis’
The artist was 13 when the Kosovo war destroyed his home, but a chance meeting in a refugee camp led him to document a child’s-eye view of the conflict

Claire Armitstead

01, Nov, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Mark Gatiss: ‘I’m currently very, very ashamed of being English’
The former League of Gentlemen star on his love of low-budget British spinechillers, his loathing of Brexit and a slew of projects opening this winter

Claire Armitstead

31, Oct, 2021 @12:00 PM

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Claire Keegan: ‘I think something needs to be as long as it needs to be’
The acclaimed Irish writer on writing short works, the Magdalene Laundries and her new hobby, horse training

Claire Armitstead

20, Oct, 2021 @2:01 PM

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