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Hisham Matar: Writing is both the easiest and the most difficult thing The Libyan prize-winning author on how art helped him cope with his fathers disappearance and the joys of ProustHisham Matar is a Libyan author based in London and New York. He has written two autobiographical novels, In the Country of Men (2006) and Anat
The Guardian | Oct 19, 2019 5:00 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
In 'Reincarnation Stories,' Visual Exuberance Masks Artistic Care Legendary underground cartoonist Kim Deitch's new book is packed with monkeys, cartoon magpies, and even Jesus; it starts with an account of killing time after eye surgery and gets wilder from there.
NPR.org | Oct 19, 2019 2:00 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Patti Smith: Reading Mark Twain gave me such anxiety I threw up The author and musician on Jean Genet, Little Women and crying over Charlotte BrontThe book I am currently readingI have just begun Space Invaders by Nona Fernndez. It looks intriguing and is translated by the great Natasha Wimmer.The book that changed my
The Guardian | Oct 19, 2019 1:00 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
George R.R. Martin Really Does Know You Want Him To Write Faster Martin, who's working on the long-awaited sixth volume of his series A Song of Ice and Fire, rarely gives interviews but NPR's Scott Simon recently caught up with him onstage at an awards ceremony.
NPR.org | Oct 19, 2019 12:08 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
John Le Carr Fears For The Future In 'Agent Running In The Field' Decades ago, Le Carr worked for British intelligence services MI5 and MI6. He has channeled that experience into more than 50 years of espionage thrillers.
NPR.org | Oct 19, 2019 12:08 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
'Everybody's Other Than Everybody Else': Choreographer Mark Morris The prolific dancer and company director has written Out Loud -- a memoir of hits and flops, childhood trauma and a lifetime at the forefront of modern dance.
NPR.org | Oct 19, 2019 12:08 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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5 books not to miss: Jami Attenberg's 'All This Could Be Yours,' John le Carr spy novel Jami Attenberg mines familial dysfunction for her brilliant new novel "All This Could Be Yours," and master John le Carr delivers a new spy novel.
USA Today | Oct 19, 2019 11:30 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
'Oh man, she's back': Elizabeth Strout on the return of Olive Kitteridge After years of hard slog, Elizabeth Strouts third novel sold a million copies and won a Pulitzer. Can a follow-up recapture its magic? The author talks about surprise success in her sixth decadeThere is a moment in Olive, Again, the eagerly awaited follow
The Guardian | Oct 19, 2019 10:01 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Trump the predator A new book uncovers fresh allegations of the presidents inappropriate sexual behaviourWe all know the story by now. In 2005, Donald Trump was caught on tape bragging that his fame allowed him to sexually assault women. In 2016, as he was running for presi
The Guardian | Oct 19, 2019 08:58 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Against Memoir and Other Stories by Michelle Tea review punchy self-revelation These jagged, intoxicating pieces from the cult American author chronicle two fraught decades for feminism and lesbianismAnyone who knows anything about the American author Michelle Tea will recognise the joke in the title of this collection of journalism
The Guardian | Oct 19, 2019 08:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend