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Lizzie Skurnick: a passion for Young Adult fiction The New York Times magazine columnists line of reprinted US books for teens is thriving two years after launch because, she says, they still have plenty to sayLizzie Skurnick is still unpacking her boxes of books in a new apartment in Jersey City when I v
The Guardian | 6 hours, 9 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Pocket Pirates & the Great Cheese Robbery by Chris Mould - review As well as being exciting this book made me laugh out loudThis is a really exciting adventure story about a band of four tiny pirates and the ships cat. The evil skirting board mice steal the ships cat and demand cheese for its return!The pirates venture
The Guardian | 6 hours, 9 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
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Terry Pratchett's final Discworld novel races to No 1 in book charts The Shepherds Crown, the 41st book in his much-loved fantasy series, sells more than 52,000 copies in three daysTerry Pratchetts daughter Rhianna Pratchett has said that somewhere Dad is raising a glass of brandy to you all after the late authors final no
The Guardian | 7 hours, 9 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Joyce Carol Oates webchat post your questions now The celebrated American novelist is answering your questions in a live webchat from 2pm BST onwards on Monday 7 September post them in the comments below 10.46am BST While some writers are novelists, poets or essayists, Joyce Carol Oates simply writes. Bo
The Guardian | 7 hours, 22 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Mira Gonzalezs poems are quietly defining texts of the digital era The young poet has become unwittingly involved in a social media stir about Lily Allens marriage. Whats all the fuss about?It was the Instagram image that launched a thousand rumours. Three weeks ago, Lily Allen posted a picture of her hand hovering over
The Guardian | 7 hours, 52 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Affirming: Letters 1975-1997 by Isaiah Berlin, edited by Henry Hardy and Mark Pottle review In this fourth volume of the late philosophers collected correspondence, it seems as if his need to be liked has overshadowed his intellectual achievementsThere must now be a risk of Berlin-fatigue setting in. This is the fourth large volume of his letter
The Guardian | 8 hours, 8 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Your mobile phone is killing gorillas Vet turned bestselling childrens author Gill Lewis reveals how our mobile phones connect all of us to the fate of the gorilla - and how the discovery inspired her novel, Gorilla DawnFinding a voice to tell a story is probably the hardest part of writing a
The Guardian | 8 hours, 9 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Asking For It by Louise O'Neill review A soulshattering novel that will leave your emotions raw. This story will haunt me foreverJeanette Winterson said ONeill writes with a scalpel and, reading this book, I see it couldnt be more true. Each page packs the emotional punch of a small fire engin
The Guardian | 9 hours, 9 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Bad New Days: Art, Criticism, Emergency by Hal Foster review a deft study of the art of recent decades The latest in the art world: what has come after postmodern irony? And who decides its good?Twenty years ago this summer, some friends and I decided to invent, or at least christen, a new artistic movement. We planned a conference on Patheticism and annou
The Guardian | 9 hours, 39 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Top 10 liars Catherine Johnson picks the most fascinating real life and fictional fraudsters, from pretend princesses to the boy who conned Calvin KleinAll writers are liars, and all stories even when they contain truths are make-believe. I am fascinated by con artist
The Guardian | 10 hours, 9 minutes ago | comment? | recommend