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Stephen Hawking: The book that made him a star

Stephen Hawking: The book that made him a star | Writers & Books | Scoop.it
A short history of A Brief History of Time - Hawking's blockbuster.
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Top 10 books based in Tangier

Top 10 books based in Tangier | Writers & Books | Scoop.it
From William Burroughs’s Naked Lunch to Paul Bowles’s translations of Moroccan authors, here are the best novels set in the city
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Essay: Why Cities Are Teeming With Exotic Wildlife More Than Ever

Essay: Why Cities Are Teeming With Exotic Wildlife More Than Ever | Writers & Books | Scoop.it
It's 463 pages of Danish Gothic script. Furthermore, it's a mediocre scan on Google Books that I'm trying to access through the shoddy wifi in the intercity train from Leiden to Groningen. Those are my main excuses for failing to find the first-ever reference to urban plants. According to Herbert Sukopp, the Berlin
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Essay: On the Longing for Absolutes in a Relative World and What Gives Lasting Meaning to Our Lives

Essay: On the Longing for Absolutes in a Relative World and What Gives Lasting Meaning to Our Lives | Writers & Books | Scoop.it
"We are idealists and we are realists. We are dreamers and we are builders. We are experiencers and we are experimenters. We long for certainties, yet we
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Romance so white? Publishers grapple with race issues amid author protests

Romance so white? Publishers grapple with race issues amid author protests | Writers & Books | Scoop.it
New report exposes decline in diversity in romance writing, as editor resigns after telling author they avoid putting non-white characters on covers ‘because we like the book to sell’
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Data harvesting: why the agricultural metaphor?

Data harvesting: why the agricultural metaphor? | Writers & Books | Scoop.it
Cambridge Analytica has been accused of unauthorised ‘data harvesting’ from Facebook accounts – but why do we call it that?
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Children's Fiction: Young Heroines Who Are Saviors, but Not Saints

Children's Fiction: Young Heroines Who Are Saviors, but Not Saints | Writers & Books | Scoop.it
In novels by Lissa Evans, Roshani Chokshi and Diane Magras, girls go on urgent rescue missions. That’s only fair, since they caused the trouble themselves.
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A Comic Book Artist Who Makes the Invisible Visible

A Comic Book Artist Who Makes the Invisible Visible | Writers & Books | Scoop.it
In “Yellow Negroes and Other Imaginary Creatures,” Yvan Alagbé tells the stories of people who have been marginalized by society.
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Sean Penn, Satirist, Swings at America in a Wild Debut Novel

Sean Penn, Satirist, Swings at America in a Wild Debut Novel | Writers & Books | Scoop.it
The actor spares no one in “Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff,” about a hired killer (maybe) and politics (for sure).
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Geoff Dyer Takes to the Streets With Garry Winogrand

Geoff Dyer Takes to the Streets With Garry Winogrand | Writers & Books | Scoop.it
In “The Street Philosophy of Garry Winogrand,” Dyer’s essays accompany 100 photographs that capture the fallout from the midcentury American moment.
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In Lorrie Moore’s Nonfiction, the Sounds of an Intellectual Having a Good Time

In Lorrie Moore’s Nonfiction, the Sounds of an Intellectual Having a Good Time | Writers & Books | Scoop.it
“See What Can Be Done” collects the acclaimed fiction writer’s book reviews, personal essays, political pieces and ruminations on TV series.
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What 7 Book Lovers Wore to the Antiquarian Fair

What 7 Book Lovers Wore to the Antiquarian Fair | Writers & Books | Scoop.it
The 58th New York Antiquarian Book Fair brought 210 sellers of rare books to the Park Avenue Armory earlier this month.
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Essay: How Do You Control One of Nature’s Biggest Rivers?

Essay: How Do You Control One of Nature’s Biggest Rivers? | Writers & Books | Scoop.it
The Mississippi River's infrastructure is aging, and no one can agree who should fix it.
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Essay: The Right Way to Remember Rachel Carson — Jill Lepore on the legacy of the author of ‘Silent Spring’

Essay: The Right Way to Remember Rachel Carson — Jill Lepore on the legacy of the author of ‘Silent Spring’ | Writers & Books | Scoop.it
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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, April 1, 2:28 PM
She was a poet of the sea.
Diana Perico's curator insight, April 30, 5:46 PM
Una nueva autora para mi desconocida
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Essay: Author Owen Sheers on Gwent — On living in an ancient land of divisions and borders, small-town myths and generous skies

Essay: Author Owen Sheers on Gwent — On living in an ancient land of divisions and borders, small-town myths and generous skies | Writers & Books | Scoop.it
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Classic Appreciation: Rereading ‘A Wrinkle in Time,’ After a Childhood Enthralled by Madeleine L’Engle

Classic Appreciation: Rereading ‘A Wrinkle in Time,’ After a Childhood Enthralled by Madeleine L’Engle | Writers & Books | Scoop.it
Katy Waldman reads Madeleine L’Engle’s “A Wrinkle in Time” and compares its magic to what is missing from the new movie version, directed by Ava DuVernay.
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Time for change: Anne Enright on Ireland's Abortion Referendum

Time for change: Anne Enright on Ireland's Abortion Referendum | Writers & Books | Scoop.it
In the coming weeks, voters in Ireland will have the chance to repeal the eighth amendment, which recognises the equal rights to life of a foetus and the mother during pregnancy. We must send a message to the world, the author declares
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Reni Eddo-Lodge wins Jhalak prize for British writers of colour

Reni Eddo-Lodge wins Jhalak prize for British writers of colour | Writers & Books | Scoop.it
Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race praised for ‘holding up a mirror to contemporary Britain’
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Ronen Bergman on Israel’s Targeted Assassinations

Ronen Bergman on Israel’s Targeted Assassinations | Writers & Books | Scoop.it
Bergman talks about “Rise and Kill First,” and Felix Salmon discusses Chris Hughes’s “Fair Shot.”
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Philip Kerr, 62, Author of ‘Gunther’ Crime Novels, Is Dead

Philip Kerr, 62, Author of ‘Gunther’ Crime Novels, Is Dead | Writers & Books | Scoop.it
Though wary of being typecast as a one-note author, Mr. Kerr, to keep his fans satisfied, ended up writing 13 novels about a detective in Nazi-era Berlin.
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We Asked 7 Lawyers to Untangle the Broadway Fight Over ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’

We Asked 7 Lawyers to Untangle the Broadway Fight Over ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ | Writers & Books | Scoop.it
Here is how our panel of lawyers looked at key issues in a lawsuit over Aaron Sorkin’s adaptation of Harper Lee’s novel.
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‘The Chandelier’ Offers an Early Glimpse of Clarice Lispector’s Power

‘The Chandelier’ Offers an Early Glimpse of Clarice Lispector’s Power | Writers & Books | Scoop.it
Lispector’s second novel, originally published in 1946, has been translated into English for the first time.
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Saba Mahmood, 57, Dies; Traced Intersection of Feminism and Islam

Saba Mahmood, 57, Dies; Traced Intersection of Feminism and Islam | Writers & Books | Scoop.it
In one book, Professor Mahmood, a scholar at Berkeley, examined a grass-roots women’s movement in Egypt focused on moral reform.
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Debut Novel: A Mother and Daughter and a Town Made of ‘Brass’

Debut Novel: A Mother and Daughter and a Town Made of ‘Brass’ | Writers & Books | Scoop.it
In Xhenet Aliu’s debut novel, a postindustrial landscape is the setting for two generations of heartache.
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Essay: Climate Change Is Personal for These Alaskan Women

Essay: Climate Change Is Personal for These Alaskan Women | Writers & Books | Scoop.it
Here are the voices of the Alaskans threatened by climate change.
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