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Author Lydia Millet on Bad B&Bs, Writing As a Single-Parent, and the Presidential Elections

Author Lydia Millet on Bad B&Bs, Writing As a Single-Parent, and the Presidential Elections | Writers & Books | Scoop.it
Lydia Millet describes herself as a “writer and conservationist,” which might sound effete, except that she works at the Arizona-based Center for Biological
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Appreciation: Author Maeve Brennan finds a place at the table

Appreciation: Author Maeve Brennan finds a place at the table | Writers & Books | Scoop.it
Women writers and Irish-American literature: Angela Bourke pays tribute to Maeve Brennan in the first of a series to celebrate the centenary of her birth on January 6th

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Creative Writing Competition: The White Review Short Story Prize 2017

Creative Writing Competition: The White Review Short Story Prize 2017 | Writers & Books | Scoop.it
The White Review Short Story Prize is an annual short story competition for emerging writers. For the first time in 2017, the White Review Short Story Prize will be running concurrently on both sides of the Atlantic, with the usual competition running in Britain and Ireland, and a separate contest taking…
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Entertainment Weekly's 35 Most Anticipated YA Novels of 2017

Entertainment Weekly's 35 Most Anticipated YA Novels of 2017 | Writers & Books | Scoop.it
Entertainment Weekly's 35 Most Anticipated YA Novels of 2017 http://ew.com/books/2017/01/05/ya-novels-2017/ “From high-profile sequels to stunning original debuts, 2017’s YA offerings ar
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Letter: John Berger’s European haunts

Letter: John Berger’s European haunts | Writers & Books | Scoop.it
Lisa Appignanesi writes: Quincy in Haute Savoie is not where John Berger made his first home in mainland Europe
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Classic Appreciation: Why Thoreau’s 'Walden' Matters Now More Than Ever

Classic Appreciation: Why Thoreau’s 'Walden' Matters Now More Than Ever | Writers & Books | Scoop.it
As we near the bicentennial of Henry David Thoreau, editor Mitch Horowitz dives into the ongoing importance of the author’s most famous work, Walden.
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Appreciation: Algernon Blackwood - The Master of the Supernatural

Appreciation: Algernon Blackwood - The Master of the Supernatural | Writers & Books | Scoop.it
Nearly any anthology of classic eerie fiction—from the old Modern Library Great Tales of Terror and the Supernatural to the compact New York Review Books paperback Shadows of Carcosa—will include Algernon Blackwood’s “The Willows.” Sometime early in the last century, two men are canoeing down the Danube when they stop to camp on a small …

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Why Literature Needs Psychology

Why Literature Needs Psychology | Writers & Books | Scoop.it
The risk of passionate love is this: it makes everything outside its immediate, glowing orbit look dull and distant by comparison. What we love dims the rest of

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Right Wing: Leslie Jones accuses Simon & Schuster over Milo Yiannopoulos book deal

Right Wing: Leslie Jones accuses Simon & Schuster over Milo Yiannopoulos book deal | Writers & Books | Scoop.it
Ghostbusters star says publisher is helping figures including the ‘alt-right’ Breitbart News commentator to ‘spread hate’

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Poem: 'Hamelin' by Jessica Traynor

Poem: 'Hamelin' by Jessica Traynor | Writers & Books | Scoop.it
As chosen by the Poetry Programme, our Poem of the Week is Hamelin by Jessica Traynor, from her 2014 debut collection Liffey Swim, published by Dedalus Press.

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Debut Novel: 'Shot-Blue' by Jesse Ruddock — Set in Canada's North, a story of tough characters living hard, rough lives

Debut Novel: 'Shot-Blue' by Jesse Ruddock — Set in Canada's North, a story of tough characters living hard, rough lives | Writers & Books | Scoop.it
Ruddock’s complex debut novel
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Essay: 'How each generation gets the drugs it deserves' by Cody Delistraty

LSD in the ’60s; ecstasy in the ’80s; ‘smart’ drugs today: how we get high reflects the desires and fears of our times
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Appreciation (by Booker Prizewinner J. M. Coetzee): 'Zama' by Antonio Di Benedetto, trans. from the Spanish by Esther Allen — A Great Writer We Should Know

Appreciation (by Booker Prizewinner J. M. Coetzee): 'Zama' by Antonio Di Benedetto, trans. from the Spanish by Esther Allen — A Great Writer We Should Know | Writers & Books | Scoop.it
In a brief testament penned shortly before his death, Antonio Di Benedetto affirmed that his books were written for future generations. How prophetic this modest boast will be, only time will tell.
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Interview: Han Kang, winner of the International Man booker prize for 'The Vegetarian,' on writing and the design of the paperback cover for her new book 'Human Acts'

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How Leo Tolstoy Became a Vegetarian and Jumpstarted the Vegetarian & Humanitarian Movements in the 19th Century Open Culture

How Leo Tolstoy Became a Vegetarian and Jumpstarted the Vegetarian & Humanitarian Movements in the 19th Century Open Culture | Writers & Books | Scoop.it
How Leo #Tolstoy Became a #Vegetarian and Jumpstarted the Vegetarian & Humanitarian Movements in the 19th Century https://t.co/s64sO67Lgc
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Writing & Mental Health: On Writing Our Way Out of Trouble (TED Speech)

The results of 25 years of research strongly indicates that writing down what distresses and dismays us not only makes us feel better - it improves ou
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A 1927 Soviet take on Irish Literature and Liam O’Flaherty

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A 1927 Russian-language edition of Liam O'Flaherty's The Informer. During the interwar period, Liam O'Flaherty became perhaps the most widely translated contemporary Irish writer in the Soviet Union. In 1927, a Russian-language edition of his novel The Informer was published by the state publishing house based in Moscow. I have translated a review of this book, which…
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Classic Authors: For Mary Shelley, Creating a Monster was Only the Beginning

Classic Authors: For Mary Shelley, Creating a Monster was Only the Beginning | Writers & Books | Scoop.it
Please enjoy this encore post on the career of Mary Shelley, originally published on Friday, Oct 14, 2016. Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley will always be linked to the novel Frankenstein and those who …

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Interview: Sebastian Barry, novelist

Interview: Sebastian Barry, novelist | Writers & Books | Scoop.it
The author on divine inspiration, desk hunger and drink

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Costa book awards deliver for baby boomer winners

Costa book awards deliver for baby boomer winners | Writers & Books | Scoop.it
Sebastian Barry, Keggie Carew, Alice Oswald and first novelist Francis Spufford all take £5,000 category prizes and go into contention for overall award

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Read These 3 Books to Harvest Your Creativity in 2017

Read These 3 Books to Harvest Your Creativity in 2017 | Writers & Books | Scoop.it
Draw, design and become a Neo-Generalist for better outcomes in your business, and in your life.
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Carrie Fisher’s Fans Find Solace in Her Books

Carrie Fisher’s Fans Find Solace in Her Books | Writers & Books | Scoop.it

Demand for Ms. Fisher’s books, including  'Postcards From the Edge' and 'The Princess Diarist,' has risen noticeably since her death earlier this week.

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