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Biography: 'The Heart of Everything That Is', on Red Cloud, the Sioux’s brilliant, unsung leader

Biography: 'The Heart of Everything That Is', on Red Cloud, the Sioux’s brilliant, unsung leader | Writers & Books | Scoop.it
A vibrant new biography of Red Cloud, the only Native American leader to win a war against the U.S. (Many non-fiction books read like novels -- mediocre ones.
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19 Great Science Fiction & Fantasy Novels By Women Of Color

Tired of seeing women of color underrepresented in mainstream sci-fi and fantasy? Check out this list:

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The best poetry books of 2014 (recommended by The Independent)

The best poetry books of 2014 (recommended by The Independent) | Writers & Books | Scoop.it
Robin Robertson’s Sailing the Forest (Picador, £20) is richly coloured and dense with archetypes.
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Tolkien's myths are a political fantasy

Tolkien's myths are a political fantasy | Writers & Books | Scoop.it
In a world built on myth, we can’t ignore the reactionary politics at the heart of Tolkien’s Middle Earth
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Fiction: 'Crooked Heart' by Lissa Evans

Fiction: 'Crooked Heart' by Lissa Evans | Writers & Books | Scoop.it
Stevie Davies: A 10-year-old evacuee gets caught up in the schemes of crooked little people in this interestingly unstable dark comedy
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Tsundoku: The Japanese Word for the New Books That Pile Up on Our Shelves, Should Enter the English Language

Tsundoku: The Japanese Word for the New Books That Pile Up on Our Shelves, Should Enter the English Language | Writers & Books | Scoop.it
There are some words out there that are brilliantly evocative and at the same time impossible to fully translate. Yiddish has the word shlimazl, which basically means a perpetually unlucky person.
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British Filth: ‘Dirty Old London: The Victorian Fight Against Filth’ by Lee Jackson

British Filth: ‘Dirty Old London: The Victorian Fight Against Filth’ by Lee Jackson | Writers & Books | Scoop.it
A 19th-century scandal over dumping raw sewage into the Thames.
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Memoir & American Political Dynasty: George W. Bush’s ‘41: A Portrait of My Father’

Memoir & American Political Dynasty: George W. Bush’s ‘41: A Portrait of My Father’ | Writers & Books | Scoop.it
George W. Bush’s “41,” an affectionate biography of his father, takes readers through the touchstones of an extraordinary life.
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On Children Today: ‘A Country Called Childhood’ by Jay Griffiths

On Children Today: ‘A Country Called Childhood’ by Jay Griffiths | Writers & Books | Scoop.it
Andrew Solomon reviews a new book by Jay Griffiths, who says contemporary society denies children the freedoms of space, time and the natural world.
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This Eerie Children's Book Is the Perfect “Cool Aunt/Uncle/Friend” Present

This Eerie Children's Book Is the Perfect “Cool Aunt/Uncle/Friend” Present | Writers & Books | Scoop.it
Are you the “cool” aunt/uncle/friend who wants to bless the wee ones in your life with a high quality but “edgy” holiday gift, one that may cause nightmares (that you don’t have to deal with, ha!
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Garcia Marquez archive cost kept secret

Garcia Marquez archive cost kept secret | Writers & Books | Scoop.it
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The University of Texas on Wednesday refused to release the contract and purchase price for the archive of Colombian novelist and Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez, and said it will ask the state attorney general for...
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Books of the year 2014: Fiction in translation (recommended by The Independent)

Books of the year 2014: Fiction in translation (recommended by The Independent) | Writers & Books | Scoop.it
Foreign blockbusters often arrive in English fairly late. Yet few page-turning entertainments can ever have waited so long as Tales of the Marvellous and News of the Strange (translated by Malcolm Lyons; Penguin Classics, £25).
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6 Things You Might Not Have Known About Emily Dickinson's Writing Process

6 Things You Might Not Have Known About Emily Dickinson's Writing Process | Writers & Books | Scoop.it
When Emily Dickinson (born on this day in 1830) wrote her thousands of famous poems, she largely intentionally eschewed publication. That means there's a treasure trove of fascinating information t...
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Fiction writer Lindsay Hunter's year of reading

Fiction writer Lindsay Hunter's year of reading | Writers & Books | Scoop.it
It is perhaps the most moving book I've ever read. It is dark, funny, poignant, frightening. Margaret Atwood writes with such fierce poetry that I found myself running my fingers over the words, tr...
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The face of children's literature is about to change

The face of children's literature is about to change | Writers & Books | Scoop.it
Almost half of U.S. children have a minority background, but you rarely see them in books. One group wants to change that, and research shows more diverse books could lead to a more tolerant generation.
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Writer John Berger: ‘Writing is an off-shoot of something deeper’

Writer John Berger: ‘Writing is an off-shoot of something deeper’ | Writers & Books | Scoop.it
Language can’t be reduced to a stock of words, argues John Berger. Most political discourse is inert and ruthlessly complacent
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Lois Duncan wins Grand Master award from Mystery Writers of America

Lois Duncan wins Grand Master award from Mystery Writers of America | Writers & Books | Scoop.it
Young-adult suspense writer Lois Duncan, who grew up on Siesta Key, has been named one of two Grand Masters for 2105 by the Mystery Writers of America. She
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Some of the Best Bookshops in London

Some of the Best Bookshops in London | Writers & Books | Scoop.it
Discover old rare books, signed copies, first editions, second-hand books and new bestsellers in London's top bookshops and book markets.
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The Franciscan Order: ‘The Basilica of St. Francis in Assisi’ by Gianfranco Malafarina

The Franciscan Order: ‘The Basilica of St. Francis in Assisi’ by Gianfranco Malafarina | Writers & Books | Scoop.it
A tour through the mother church of the Franciscan order.
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Biography & Royalty: ‘Victoria: A Life’ by A. N. Wilson

Biography & Royalty: ‘Victoria: A Life’ by A. N. Wilson | Writers & Books | Scoop.it
A. N. Wilson’s biography of the British monarch who reigned for more than six decades.
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Dystopian Fiction: ‘J’ by Howard Jacobson

Dystopian Fiction: ‘J’ by Howard Jacobson | Writers & Books | Scoop.it
Howard Jacobson’s love story is set in a dystopian world where history is suppressed.
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Essays: ‘The Unspeakable’ by Meghan Daum (Review by essayist Roxane Gay)

Essays: ‘The Unspeakable’ by Meghan Daum (Review by essayist Roxane Gay) | Writers & Books | Scoop.it
Meghan Daum’s essays grapple with death, illness and ambivalence about motherhood.
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Winter 2015 Mysteries and Thrillers Preview (by Bookish)

Winter 2015 Mysteries and Thrillers Preview (by Bookish) | Writers & Books | Scoop.it
RT @BookishHQ: The Winter Preview our staff is most excited about? Hands down, the books on mysteries and thrillers: http://t.co/GsUNBH6g03
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Why scary fairy stories are the best

Why scary fairy stories are the best | Writers & Books | Scoop.it
Moving house, stacking books in boxes, I came across a clutch of fairy books, Andrew Lang’s folk tales from around the world in their coloured cloth covers: yellow, brown, red,…
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The booksellers of South Sudan

The booksellers of South Sudan | Writers & Books | Scoop.it
In a climate of fear and repression, Leaves bookshop in Juba nutures a culture of reading and debate
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Janet Mock Raised More Than $9,000 To Send Books To Trans People In Prison

Janet Mock Raised More Than $9,000 To Send Books To Trans People In Prison | Writers & Books | Scoop.it
And that's after meeting her initial goal of $5,000 in one day.
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