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Indigenous voices have never been more important to Australian literature | Timmah Ball Opportunities for Indigenous writers have grown but we must ensure theyre driven by Indigenous valuesIn 2011, I participated in the Emerging Writers Festival book fair. I was there to sell copies of the treaty-themed issue of literary journal Etchings Ind
The Guardian | 15 hours, 27 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
The Book Review Podcast: The Life of Atticus Finch On this week's podcast, Joseph Crespino talks about “Atticus Finch: The Biography,” and Philip Dray discusses “The Fair Chase: The Epic Story of Hunting in America.”
New York Times | 20 hours, 17 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
In The Event Of Attack, Here's How The Government Plans 'To Save Itself' In Raven Rock, Garrett Graff describes the bunkers designed to protect government leaders and the roles for various agencies in the event of catastrophe. Originally broadcast June 21, 2018.
NPR.org | 22 hours, 11 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
'Xenophobic and racist': Elena Ferrante warns of danger to Italy from Matteo Salvini In her Guardian column, author of the bestselling Neapolitan novels makes rare intervention in politics to voice fears of interior ministers racist fistsFerrantes column: Matteo Salvini seems persuasive until he bangs his racist fistsThe Italian novelist
The Guardian | Jun 22, 2018 3:23 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
'Wilful misreading': Lionel Shriver replies to critics in diversity row Novelist responds to the reaction against her comments on diversity in publishing, accusing her critics of malicious misinterpretationLionel Shriver has responded to the vituperative row that followed her recent comments about Penguin Random Houses divers
The Guardian | Jun 22, 2018 2:59 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Nonfiction: Falling Crime Rates Are Good — at a Cost. A Writer Sees Both Sides. In “Uneasy Peace,” Patrick Sharkey sees disparities when the homicide rate drops. The country is safer, but some people are now afraid of the police.
New York Times | Jun 22, 2018 2:02 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Jon McGregor on Norwich: I could walk the city blindfolded The novelist and patron of the new National Centre for Writing explains why Norwich will always feel like homeI wasnt born in Norwich, and I havent lived there for a long time, but its still where I feel most at home. The geography of childhood leaves imp
The Guardian | Jun 22, 2018 1:00 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Dave Eggers: I always picture Trump hiding under a table The Circle author talks about Facebook, why immigrants are not the enemy and his first novel for childrenI am attracted to purpose, Dave Eggers says. People need it, he believes, and so do nations. Much of his fiction has reflected on the loss of an Ameri
The Guardian | Jun 22, 2018 11:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Free love, flower power and fallouts: how kids cope with communes Nostalgia for 1960s counterculture is everywhere on Instagram, TV and in fashion. But what was life really like for the children of hippy parents?Its not easy being a child of the revolution. While hippies sought to explore alternative ways of living thro
The Guardian | Jun 22, 2018 10:33 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
'The evil was profound': Fanny Burney letter describes mastectomy in 1812 Letter, which has been digitised by the British Library for the first time, recounts the novelists agonising experience of surgery in an age before anaesthesiaFanny Burneys graphic account of her mastectomy without anaesthetic in 1811, in which the noveli
The Guardian | Jun 22, 2018 10:19 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend