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Man Booker Winner Marlon James: Why I’m Done Talking About Diversity

Man Booker Winner Marlon James: Why I’m Done Talking About Diversity | Writers & Books | Scoop.it
You’d think with the rise of Donald Trump in the US, Marine Le Pen in France, the newly energized Neo-Nazi and KKK movements, and with people from all over the
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Classic Appreciation: Reading the Classic Novel That Predicted Trump

Classic Appreciation: Reading the Classic Novel That Predicted Trump | Writers & Books | Scoop.it
The protagonist of Sinclair Lewis’s 1935 novel “It Can’t Happen Here” sees something dark brewing in American politics.
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Interview: Mary Karr, memoirist and poet

Interview: Mary Karr, memoirist and poet | Writers & Books | Scoop.it
Lena Dunham recently interviewed the great memoirist, poet, and "lefty ho" Mary Karr for Lenny, and the entire interview is a treat, mostly because Karr is such
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10 dazzling debut novels to discover in 2017

10 dazzling debut novels to discover in 2017 | Writers & Books | Scoop.it
There is a unique pleasure in discovering the talent of a new novelist at the beginning of their career. Here are 10 debuts destined to create a buzz.
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Poets ‘Find Solace in Verse’ on Eve of Trump’s Inauguration

Poets ‘Find Solace in Verse’ on Eve of Trump’s Inauguration | Writers & Books | Scoop.it
On the eve of Donald Trump's election to the White House, poets around the nation are organizing poetry slams, readings, and events, to resist the incoming
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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: 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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A 1927 Soviet take on Irish Literature and Liam O’Flaherty

A 1927 Soviet take on Irish Literature and Liam O’Flaherty | Writers & Books | Scoop.it
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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Philosopher Mary Wollstonecraft on the Imagination and Its Seductive Power in Human Relationships

Philosopher Mary Wollstonecraft on the Imagination and Its Seductive Power in Human Relationships | Writers & Books | Scoop.it
"These emotions ... appear to me to be the distinctive characteristic of genius, the foundation of taste, and of that exquisite relish for the beauties of
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Your Literary Guide to the Sundance Film Festival

Your Literary Guide to the Sundance Film Festival | Writers & Books | Scoop.it
The largest independent film festival in the US kicks off tomorrow in Park City, Utah. As every year, 2017 brings a crop of literary adaptations to the big
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5 Facts on 'Winnie-the-Pooh' Author A.A. Milne

5 Facts on 'Winnie-the-Pooh' Author A.A. Milne | Writers & Books | Scoop.it
Winnie the Pooh, the "Bear of Very Little Brain," continues to be a bear with lots of fame. In fact, Pooh is honored every January 18th, otherwise known as Winnie the Pooh Day. That particular date was chosen because it’s the birthday of Alan Alexander Milne (A.A. Milne), author of Winnie-the-Pooh ...Continue reading
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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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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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