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The Explosion Chronicles by Yan Lianke review boomtime in rural China With keen irony and references to real-life events, Yans mock-dynastic history documents the extraordinary development of a village in Henan provinceIn February 2013, hundreds of dead pigs were found floating down Chinas Huangpu River. The scandal of Shan
The Guardian | 42 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Adam Diment, the superstar spy novelist who vanished for four decades Once a million-selling man about town, he has cultivated obscurity for many years. But that may be set to change as his books are readied for republicationIf Adam Diment hadnt existed, someone would have had to invent him. In fact, someone did, several ti
The Guardian | 1 hour, 12 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Art Sex Music by Cosey Fanni Tutti review elder stateswoman of the avant garde A performance artist and member of the band Throbbing Gristle, Tutti has spent decades breaking down barriers. This is a fascinating, unfussy memoirIts taken half a lifetime for Cosey Fanni Tutti to be recognised for her achievements in art, performance a
The Guardian | 2 hours, 12 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Ten empowering female characters in children's books We asked Guardian readers to share their favourite empowering female characters from childrens books. Heres 10 of the bestChildrens media and books are packed with gender stereotypes: princesses waiting for Prince Charming, fairies dressed in pink and spa
The Guardian | 2 hours, 42 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Sarah Wilson on living with anxiety: theres no sugarcoating mental illness Her cookbook I Quit Sugar made her the face of health and wellness, but Wilsons memoir, First, We Make the Beast Beautiful, traverses much darker terrainIf youve visited a bookshop in the last few years, you would have found it hard to avoid a tanned and
The Guardian | 8 hours, 2 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
The Guardian view on novelists: making day jobs pay | Editorial Joanna Cannon gave up psychiatry after signing a 300,000 publishing contract. Her desire to return to hospitals shows that other work can sometimes benefit authorsFor many novelists, other work is a matter of economic necessity. They squeeze their writing
The Guardian | 13 hours, 18 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Hollie McNish's 'funny and serious' poetry wins Ted Hughes prize YouTube stars collection Nobody Told Me, a verse memoir from the frontline of motherhood, secures prestigious 5,000 honourA funny and serious, humane and consciousness-raising poetry collection that reports from the frontline of motherhood has scooped the
The Guardian | 14 hours, 22 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Bob Dylan Agrees To Accept His Nobel Prize During A Tour Stop In Stockholm Since the American musician won the Nobel Prize in Literature last year, he has not yet picked up his award in person or delivered the customary lecture required for him to receive the prize money. | 17 hours, 48 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Top 10 books about fathers From Shakespeare to Seamus Heaney, the author selects his favourites from a tradition where the most interesting characters are very often absentUntil recently, I did not seek out books about fathers. Perhaps because, until two-and-a-half years ago, I had
The Guardian | 20 hours, 47 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Celebrating A Glorious Life Of Excess In 'A Really Big Lunch' Jim Harrison lived as he wrote vividly. One year after his death, a new collection of his essays on food, wine, writing and aging brings him roaring back in all his immoderate brilliance. | 21 hours, 42 minutes ago | comment? | recommend