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Book News: J.K. Rowling Gives Glimpse Of Ginny Weasley As An Adult Ian McEwan talks about having dinner with Salman Rushdie, who had a fatwa out against him; Man Booker winner Eleanor Catton writes about the process of finding inspiration. | 2 hours, 37 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
The top 10 novels of desert war From TE Lawrence to Michael Ondaatje, Robert Allison picks the best fiction about an extreme environment which lends itself to the highest dramaThe desert has always been fertile ground for novelists. Not only in the otherworldliness of the landscape but
The Guardian | 2 hours, 46 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
The Empire of Necessity: The Untold History of a Slave Rebellion inthe Age of Liberty Michael Moorcock on a tale of revolt on board a slave ship that explores the interdependency of liberty and slavery in the USOn 20 February 1805 in the remote bay of an uninhabited island off the Chilean coast, Captain Amasa Delano from Massachusetts, red
The Guardian | 3 hours, 29 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Female characters admired by men readers' stories We joined a campaign against targeting children's books by gender and asked the boys and men in our audience to show and tell what female characters they liked. Here is a selection of your contributionsSee all the entries and contribute your own on Guardi
The Guardian | 5 hours, 36 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Leaving the Sea by Ben Marcus review Original and powerful short stories Marcus's collection explores profound themes of guilt, sexuality and dangerous but necessary generational relationships in a unique and experimental styleBen Marcus is one of the most stunningly original and profoundly unsettling writers of his generation
The Guardian | 6 hours, 29 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
The Man Who Couldn't Stop: OCD, and the True Story ofaLifeLost in Thought review David Adam's punchy explanation of the mental torment of OCD is well-intentioned, but lacks subtletyAn Ethiopian schoolgirl called Bira, David Adam begins his story, once ate a wall of her house. "She didn't want to, but she found that to eat the wal
The Guardian | 7 hours, 59 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
JK Rowling writes Quidditch match reports for Pottermore The Harry Potter author, in the voice of Ginny Weasley, Harry's wife, has been reporting on the 2014 Quidditch World Cup in the Patagonian desertSeven years after JK Rowling's fans tore themselves reluctantly away from the end of the last novel in the ser
The Guardian | 8 hours, 29 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
In Pakistan, Literary Spring Is Both Renaissance And Resistance For the past decade Pakistan has faced war, political instability and the rise of religious extremism. But those crises have fueled a new generation of Pakistani writers and artists. | 18 hours, 28 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
ArtsBeat: Editor With a String of Hits Is Joining Little, Brown Lee Boudreaux has been name vice president and editorial director of her own imprint at Little, Brown and Company.
New York Times | 19 hours, 14 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Pakistan, The Taliban And The Real 'Enemy' Of The Afghanistan War In a new book, New York Times correspondent Carlotta Gall offers new information about how Pakistan has helped the Taliban in Afghanistan, and may have helped hide Osama bin Laden. | 20 hours, 4 minutes ago | comment? | recommend