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It wasn’t the housework or the children that dragged me down. I’d done housework all my life. It was the sort of open rule that women who tried to do anything so weird as writing were unseemly and possibly neglectful.
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Jenny Erpenbeck wins Independent foreign fiction prize

Jenny Erpenbeck wins Independent foreign fiction prize | Bibliobibuli | Scoop.it
German author and translator Susan Bernofsky share £10,000 award for The End of Days - a novel ‘to enjoy, to cherish and to revisit many times’
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Novel translation lets us know what is really happening in the world

Novel translation lets us know what is really happening in the world | Bibliobibuli | Scoop.it
As he previewed David Cameron’s meeting with Jean-Claude Juncker, the BBC journalist turned automatically to a handy metaphor. These were, he explained, very early days in the long process of EU renegotiation. In effect, the Chequers discussion represented no more than “the opening overs” in a five-day Test match. Come again, señor?
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When Did Books Get So Freaking Enormous? The Year of the Very Long Novel

When Did Books Get So Freaking Enormous? The Year of the Very Long Novel | Bibliobibuli | Scoop.it
When did books get so freaking long?
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Folio Society ends sponsorship of Folio prize

Folio Society ends sponsorship of Folio prize | Bibliobibuli | Scoop.it
Publisher will not continue funding for high-profile award for fiction in English
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Hope prize does continue though.  It's good to have an alternative to the Man Booker.

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Kent Haruf’s Last Chapter

Kent Haruf’s Last Chapter | Bibliobibuli | Scoop.it
In “Our Souls at Night,” a novel he finished days before he died, Kent Haruf explores finding love late in life.
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In a Mother’s Library, Bound in Spirit and in Print

In a Mother’s Library, Bound in Spirit and in Print | Bibliobibuli | Scoop.it
A death in the family settles an internal argument on the value of print books in the modern world.
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In the battle debate about whether print books and ebooks are better, this might be the ultimate clincher.

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From the margins: JK Rowling, Hilary Mantel and Ian McEwan annotate their own works - in pictures

From the margins: JK Rowling, Hilary Mantel and Ian McEwan annotate their own works - in pictures | Bibliobibuli | Scoop.it
From Amsterdam to Wolf Hall, some of the world's most acclaimed writers have annotated their own first editions
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Fascinating insights.

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20 best audiobooks of all time

20 best audiobooks of all time | Bibliobibuli | Scoop.it
Following the announcement that sales have doubled in the past five years, Carole Mansur picks the 20 best audiobooks of all time
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Sylvia Plath reads 15 poems from her final collection ‘Ariel’ in 1962

Sylvia Plath reads 15 poems from her final collection ‘Ariel’ in 1962 | Bibliobibuli | Scoop.it
Sylvia Plath reads 15 poems from her final collection 'Ariel'. The poems have been arranged in chronological order of composition, from recordings made in 1962.
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Perumal Murugan And the Politics of Literary Oppression

Perumal Murugan And the Politics of Literary Oppression | Bibliobibuli | Scoop.it
Perumal Murugan could never have imagined that he would have to end his literary career with an announcement to the effect that the writer in him had died.
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Perumal Murugan And the Politics of Literary Oppression. A writer in India forced to publicly "commit suicide" as a writer under pressure from religious extremists.

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2015 Longlist | The Frank O'Connor

The Cork City – Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award is an annual award of €25,000 and is currently the world’s richest prize for a short story collection. The award is in memory of the late Frank O’Connor, one of the world’s most renowned short story writers. The award, organised by the Munster Literature Centre and funded by Cork City Council and the School of English University College Cork,  is presented in O’Connor’s hometown of Cork, Ireland, at the end of the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Festival. The prize is awarded to the author of the book judged to be the best collection of stories published in English for the first time anywhere in the world in the twelve months between a first publication date of between July 1st of the prior year and June 30th of the current year. In 2015 we will be presenting the award for the eleventh time.

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17 Canadian collections on the long list for the Frank O'Connor--including Diane Schoemperlen who is listed as USA. Oh dear.

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40 Famous Authors On Reading

40 Famous Authors On Reading | Bibliobibuli | Scoop.it
Any truly great writer also needs to be a voracious reader. Your favourite author probably has a list of favourite authors who also have a list of favourite authors and so on.
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21 Books From The Last 5 Years That Every Woman Should Read

21 Books From The Last 5 Years That Every Woman Should Read | Bibliobibuli | Scoop.it
The one struggle of being a woman who reads is that you want to read everything.

It's easy to get overwhelmed by bestseller lists, because there just isn't enough time in the day to read eve
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Man International Booker prize 2015 won by 'visionary' László Krasznahorkai

Man International Booker prize 2015 won by 'visionary' László Krasznahorkai | Bibliobibuli | Scoop.it
£60,000 award for writer of global standing goes to Hungarian author of ‘extraordinary intensity’
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Emma Healey, Carys Bray and Claire Fuller on Desmond Elliott Prize shortlist

Emma Healey, Carys Bray and Claire Fuller on Desmond Elliott Prize shortlist | Bibliobibuli | Scoop.it
‘There’s no age limit on being a sparkling new arrival on the literary scene’
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Man Booker International prize 2015: the finalists speak

Man Booker International prize 2015: the finalists speak | Bibliobibuli | Scoop.it
From cultivating spices in India to talking to owls in South Africa, the 10 contenders tell us about the diverse lives and ambitions which have brought them to global attention
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Report finds UK books world has marginalised and pigeonholed ethnic minorities

Report finds UK books world has marginalised and pigeonholed ethnic minorities | Bibliobibuli | Scoop.it
Bernardine Evaristo fears ‘return to the literary invisibility of the past’ as research finds attempts to encourage diversity have stalled
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The best of multi-award-winning crime writer Ruth Rendell: 10 to read, watch and listen to

The best of multi-award-winning crime writer Ruth Rendell: 10 to read, watch and listen to | Bibliobibuli | Scoop.it

RT @iansuth: The best of Ruth Rendell: 10 to read, watch and listen to #thrillers http://t.co/g3kuH2Aakt


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Ruth Rendell, crime writer - obituary

Ruth Rendell, crime writer - obituary | Bibliobibuli | Scoop.it
Crime writer who refashioned the whodunnit and whose Inspector Wexford mysteries became a television favourite
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Ah no.  Love this lady.  Especially her short crime stories.

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11 Novels That Expectant Parents Should Read Instead of Parenting Books

11 Novels That Expectant Parents Should Read Instead of Parenting Books | Bibliobibuli | Scoop.it
I read two books explicitly written for expectant parents when I was pregnant. The first was a worn paperback lent to me by my doula, which, through unflinching detail, prepared me for the natural ...
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But don't whatever you do, give them Doris Lessing's The Fifth Child or Lionel Shriver's We Need to Talk About Kevin.

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I read books by only minority authors for a year. It showed me just how white our reading world is.

I read books by only minority authors for a year. It showed me just how white our reading world is. | Bibliobibuli | Scoop.it
White authors reign in book reviews, bestseller lists, literary awards and Amazon.com recommendations.
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