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John le Carré remembered by writers and friends: 'He always had a naughty twinkle in the eye'
Margaret Atwood, John Banville, Tom Stoppard, Ralph Fiennes, John Boorman and more pay tribute to a master who transcended the limits of spy fiction

John Banville, Tom Stoppard, Charlotte Philby, Margaret Atwood, Philippe Sands, Tomas Alfredson, Susanna White, Hossein Amini, John Boorman, Ralph Fiennes, Bonnie Greer, Ian Rankin, Kit de Waal, Holly Watt and Adrian McKinty

14, Dec, 2020 @3:54 PM

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Struggling to read, or write? How to be creative in lockdown
Are you finding it hard to concentrate, or don’t know where to start? Michael Frayn, Marian Keyes, Richard Osman and more share their tips

Richard Osman, Marian Keyes, Kerry Hudson, Michael Frayn ,Sara Collins, Jessie Burton, Kit de Waal and Joe Dunthorne

02, May, 2020 @8:00 AM

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My 60th isn’t ‘just another birthday’. It’s a turning point | Kit de Waal
I’ve had to accept that I’m about to enter ‘old age’, but with this has come the sense of another new start, says the author Kit de Waal

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25, Dec, 2019 @9:00 AM

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Christmas book clinic special – our experts’ gift ideas
From medical memoirs to bittersweet romance, short stories to gay histories, our panel offer their recommendations

Emma Donoghue, Andrew Rawnsley, Jasbinder Bilan, Kit de Waal, Kate Clanchy, Konnie Huq, Petina Gappah, Philip Hensher, Eoin Colfer, Louise Doughty, Rachel Clarke, Charles Foster

07, Dec, 2019 @6:00 PM

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Nostalgia is bollocks: but in 1970s Moseley, I never felt like an outsider | Kit de Waal
If you’re mixed-race it can be difficult to feel at home. But my Birmingham suburb was genuinely multicultural, says author Kit de Waal

Kit de Waal

05, Aug, 2019 @7:00 AM

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Kit de Waal: ‘I gave up on Vanity Fair and watched it on TV instead’
The author on the agonies of Remains of the Day, help for heartache and the joy of audiobooks

Kit de Waal

05, Jul, 2019 @9:01 AM

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Book clinic: what are the best novels on modern black British lives?
From Guy Gunaratne to Preti Taneja, author Kit de Waal selects some outstanding writers who reflect the richness of the ‘black experience’

Kit de Waal

26, May, 2018 @5:00 PM

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Kit de Waal: 'Make room for working class writers'
When Kit de Waal was growing up in 1970s Birmingham, no one like her – poor, black and Irish – wrote books. Forty years on, the author asks, what has changed?

Kit de Waal

10, Feb, 2018 @8:00 AM

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A new year that changed me: I gave up weed – and became a book addict instead | Kit de Waal
Spurred on by a stranger, I took my last drag of a spliff before the clock struck 12. And I found the perfect way to fill it

Kit de Waal

02, Jan, 2017 @3:03 PM

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