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Jeremy Paxman at Hay festival: 'Media must stop sneering at Trump' Broadcaster tells audience at literary festival that US president had done better than many people expectedJeremy Paxman has said the media must stop sneering at Donald Trumps presidency, suggesting the Republican had done rather better than many people h
The Guardian | 21 hours, 20 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
'The Reminders' Is A Story About Memory What does it mean to be remembered? It's the question at the heart of The Reminders, the debut novel from actor, musician, and now author Val Emmich. He joins NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro.
NPR.org | 21 hours, 33 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
The Transferred Life of George Eliot by Philip Davis review psychologically acute Philip Daviss nonstandard biography looks at the woman behind the literary maskIn his thoughtful and searching account of the writer we know as George Eliot, Philip Davis undertakes a project of which his subject would have approved. Rather than attempt a
The Guardian | 21 hours, 42 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Spoils by Brian van Reet review engrossing Iraq war drama A former soldiers debut novel exploits the conflicts rich reserves of pathos and dreadA visceral hostage drama set during the 2003 war on Iraq, this debut novel alternates between the perspective of 19-year-old Cassandra, a gay female recruit to the US ar
The Guardian | 22 hours, 42 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
From the Heart by Susan Hill review the dark side of love in the 1950s Susan Hill captures the agonies of what is left unsaid in relationshipsOlive Piper is born in 1940 to a mother who had hoped for three sons and wanted compensation for producing just one child, a girl, by her being, at the very least, a beauty. But Olive
The Guardian | 23 hours, 42 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
On my radar: Sarah Perrys cultural highlights The author on the painful recollections of Tim Winton, bonding with a towns memory of Dylan Thomas and one of the best 30 minutes of TV shes ever seenBorn in Chelmsford, Essex, Sarah Perry grew up in a strict Baptist family immersed in classic literature,
The Guardian | May 28, 2017 09:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Little Labours by Rivka Galchen review a stimulating curio The acclaimed US writer marvels at a whole new way of being interrupted in these witty, smart essays about motherhoodBrooklyn-based author Rivka Galchen (American Innovations; Atmospheric Disturbances) was one of the New Yorkers 20 under 40 writers to wat
The Guardian | May 28, 2017 09:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Nell Stevens: penguins, paranoia and an old potato on the island of Bleaker The author of the memoir Bleaker House tells of writing the book in a lonely winter on the Falklands with a meagre diet and a lot of ShakespeareNell Stevens was not the woman I was expecting to meet after reading her memoir,Bleaker House. This is an
The Guardian | May 28, 2017 08:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
The Greedy Queen: Eating With Victoria review nothing dainty about these dishes Annie Grays study of Queen Victorias eating habits and the cuisine of her day is good on the details but makes some unwise assumptionsWe know from countless photographs that Queen Victoria in old age was vastly stout, her huge, froglike head sunk into her
The Guardian | May 28, 2017 06:30 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Peculiar Ground by Lucy Hughes-Hallett review a well-marshalled family saga The biographer has turned her hand to fiction with this accomplished ensemble tale set on a single English estate through the agesYou cant help wondering if Lucy Hughes-Hallett realised, when she began her first novel, how prescient its themes would turn
The Guardian | May 28, 2017 06:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend