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Books world alarmed by Pearson's sale of stake in Penguin Random House Management have moved to reassure staff and writers that selling the 47% holding will not affect business, but authors and agents express uneaseAuthors and staff have reacted cautiously to news that Pearson is to sell its stake in Penguin Random House (PR
The Guardian | 1 hour, 47 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Top 10 megacities in fiction The creativity and energy coming out of these vast human jostles is a challenge for writers. From Dickens to Anita Desai, here are some who meet itThere are cities and then there are megacities. The most prosaic definition of a megacity is one that has mo
The Guardian | 5 hours, 42 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Welcome to Lagos by Chibundu Onuzo review high hopes, big city Fugitives and dreamers make a new start in an impressive, if wishful, portrait of Nigerian lifeThe Lagos novel has become a genre in itself, with an outstanding list of practitioners: Chinua Achebe, Cyprian Ekwensi, Wole Soyinka, Sefi Atta, Ben Okri, Teju
The Guardian | 6 hours, 16 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Alt-writing: how the far right is changing US publishing Rightwing writers, ranging from conservative to lunatic fringe across all genres, have long been a lucrative books market. Will the new era see it grow?He compares feminism to cancer, called transgender people retarded and once labelled a BuzzFeed reporte
The Guardian | 7 hours, 17 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Istanbul by Bettany Hughes review a colourful, life-filled history Riches, tyrants and bloody wars combine in an account of the Turkish city that brims with romance and verveFor those who enjoy historical parallels, therewas something particularly irresistible about the news in 2013 that the worlds deepest underwat
The Guardian | 9 hours, 16 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Testosterone Rex by Cordelia Fine review mens and womens brains are not different The psychologist provides more evidence that the inequality of the sexes in society is cultural not naturalCordelia Fine is an optimistic writer. In hertwo earlier books of popular neuroscience (A Mind of Its Own and Delusions of Gender), the psycho
The Guardian | 10 hours, 46 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Zadie Smith and Michael Chabon nominated for book critics award Margaret Atwood also set toz receive a lifetime achievement prize at this years National Book Critics Circle awardsAnn Patchett, Michael Chabon and Zadie Smith are among the nominees for the National Book Critics Circle awards in the US.Books by Louise Er
The Guardian | 18 hours, 52 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Travel book of the year shortlist covers ground from Alabama to the Arctic Six finalists include Paul Therouxs Deep South, exploring the southern states of the US, and Geoff Dyers wide-ranging essay collection White SandTwo literary heavyweights, two different takes on the US under Obama and two books that travel no further than
The Guardian | 22 hours, 46 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
The Da Vinci Code code: what's the formula for a bestselling book? Sales figures for the most popular modern authors round up familiar suspects from Dan Brown to JK Rowling. Taken together, they hint at surprising sales secretsSteve Berry could be forgiven for asking himself every day what it takes to make a book a globa
The Guardian | Jan 17, 2017 5:49 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Translation Tuesday: Two poems by Shubham Shree Indian poet Shubham Shree who recently caused controversy with her bold use of slang and English words, considered a desecration of the tradition of Hindi poetry presents two poems, about femininity and young loveBy Shubham Shree and Daisy Rockwell for Tr
The Guardian | Jan 17, 2017 4:53 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend