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A moment that changed me: ‘My mother taught me to face impossible tasks – and so I carried the coffin at her funeral’
From an early age, she encouraged me to be strong, physically and mentally. Those gifts helped me through the day we buried her

Sarah Hall

20, Oct, 2021 @6:00 AM

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This Christmas, read a story aloud - you'll be surprised by the joy it brings
With many of us set to spend Christmas on Zoom or the phone, author Sarah Hall shares why dark and daring tales are perfect to read to others - and 10 great stories to try

Sarah Hall

24, Dec, 2020 @10:00 AM

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On my radar: Sarah Hall’s cultural highlights
The English novelist on blending art and retail, the poetry of Kathleen Jamie and the joys of the electric saz

Sarah Hall

17, Nov, 2019 @10:00 AM

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This Is Pleasure by Mary Gaitskill review – a moment of reckoning
The anger and ambiguities of #MeToo are masterfully distilled into the account of a complicated friendship

Sarah Hall

07, Nov, 2019 @9:00 AM

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Women at war: why do we still struggle with the idea of female soldiers?
Female warriors serve at the margins of history – or are press-ganged to the frontlines of controversy, writes novelist Sarah Hall

Sarah Hall

03, Aug, 2019 @10:01 AM

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A new start: Sarah Hall on trauma and the unexpected tonic of extreme reading
The birth of her child, the death of her mother and the breakdown of her marriage hit the author at once. Then she was asked to judge the Booker prize

Sarah Hall

29, Dec, 2018 @11:00 AM

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Sarah Hall on Cumbria: ‘I grew up raking around outside, swimming in fell pools’
A sensualist, political interest in the relationship between people and place seems to the novelist a very Cumbrian trait

Sarah Hall

01, Sep, 2018 @9:59 AM

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Sarah Hall on the year the fens turned to ice: ‘I finally got to cross a frozen river’
When the author moved to East Anglia, she experienced one of the coldest winters for 20 years – and fulfilled a childhood dream

Sarah Hall

26, Dec, 2017 @7:00 AM

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Sarah Hall: sex, death and the short story
Sex and death are the most fascinating aspects of life, fiction’s greatest challenge – and the short story is perfectly adapted to explore difficult subjects

Sarah Hall

19, Aug, 2016 @1:00 PM

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The brilliance of Richard Brautigan
Fairytale meets beat meets counterculture: bursting with colour, humour and imagery, Brautigan’s virtuoso prose is rooted in his rural past, writes Sarah Hall

Sarah Hall

23, Sep, 2014 @2:24 PM

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Sarah Hall on why we should have a short story laureate

The best short stories reverberate magnificently and it's time they received their due, says Sarah Hall, who won a £15,000 prize for one in the same week Alice Munro won the Nobel

Sarah Hall

11, Oct, 2013 @6:00 PM

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The Maid's Version by Daniel Woodrell – review
Daniel Woodrell's southern noir holds Sarah Hall in its spell

Sarah Hall

23, Aug, 2013 @3:01 PM

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