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How Brexit hit the book world Has fact become stranger than fiction? Book sales, publishing contracts and even whole writing genres may be affected by the fallout from the referendum Feel as if Im living in a bad dystopian political thriller, tweeted the writer Robert Harris at 8.50am
The Guardian | 19 hours, 52 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Poets on tour: lost in a new country Under the roof of Carlisle cathedral, our readings seem oddly attuned with where we are now. Elsewhere, none of our navigational gizmos stop us feeling lostThe map of the country I thought I lived in is changing from one day to the next, before my eyes.I
The Guardian | 20 hours, 16 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Food in books: tea-cakes from Behind the Scenes at the Museum by Kate Atkinson Kate Youngs copy of Atkinsons debut novel is now dog-eared due to all the food references in it, but she settled this week for making a sweet treatBy Kate Young for The Little Library Caf, part of the Guardian Books NetworkBunty and I were busy feeding th
The Guardian | 20 hours, 34 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Track Changes: A Literary History of Word Processing review did tech change literary style? Frank Herbert on his Boeing, Stephen King on his Wang, and Philip Roth worrying that writing would become too easy Matthew Kirschenbaums account of literature in the digital ageIn a photograph taken in his high-tech home office at 29 Merrick Square, Londo
The Guardian | 21 hours, 34 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
I, Robot by Isaac Asimov review Asimovs tales are very gripping and fast-pacedCan you imagine living in a world where the sight of human-like robots roaming the streets isnt unusual? That might be a world were going to have to adapt to soon. Science-fiction author Isaac Asimov expresses
The Guardian | 21 hours, 34 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Cynthia Bond: 'I get why so many writers are alcoholics!' The author of Ruby talks about how she immersed herself in an agonising history of abuse, echoed in her own life, to write her much acclaimed debut novelHell, aint nothing strange when Colored go crazy, a character observes in Cynthia Bonds debut novel, R
The Guardian | 21 hours, 38 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Roald Dahl's BFG becomes Guid and Freendly in Scots translation Marking the much loved authors centenary, new version reconstructs the classic childrens character, fower times as lang as the langest humanHe eats foosty feechcumbers rather than snozzcumbers and drinks fuzzleglog rather than frobscottle, but he is still
The Guardian | 22 hours, 20 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
How to draw a puppy with hiccups! Ever wanted to draw a hiccuping puppy? Illustrator Holly Sterling shows you how Continue reading...
The Guardian | Jun 30, 2016 11:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
A Life Beyond Boundaries by Benedict Anderson how to understand nationalism The memoir of the celebrated author of Imagined Communities and a vocal opponent of the British monarchy, who also changed perceptions about south-east AsiaBenedict Anderson, who died in December, was best known for his book Imagined Communities: Reflecti
The Guardian | Jun 30, 2016 10:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Songs of a Dead Dreamer and Grimscribe by Thomas Ligotti review evil little mantras From the terrors of the tomb to beautiful blood, a cult authors absorbing collection of short storiesAccording to the well-wrought aesthetic ofAmerican cult author Thomas Ligotti, the bloody inventions of horror fiction pale in comparison with the b
The Guardian | Jun 30, 2016 08:30 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend