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As a Reporter, She Wrote About Business. As a Novelist, She Writes About Murder. - The New York Times

As a Reporter, She Wrote About Business. As a Novelist, She Writes About Murder. - The New York Times | Literature, books and film - BooBook Education | Scoop.it
Jane Harper’s mysteries set in Australia have international appeal. Her latest, “The Lost Man,” hits American bookstores in February.
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Articles, reviews, links, podcasts and clips about books and film for literature lovers.
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Podcast: Listen to Sally Rooney and Kishani Widyaratna: Normal People | Events

Podcast: Listen to Sally Rooney and Kishani Widyaratna: Normal People | Events | Literature, books and film - BooBook Education | Scoop.it
Sally Rooney breathes new life into fiction. Her novels deal with ordinary life in all its unexpected ways. The *Guardian* said of Rooney’s debut novel, *[Conversations with Friends][1]*: ‘It’s rare that a novel elicits such ferocious and unmitigated awe from just about everyone you know, whether male, female, or millennial’. Rooney’s second novel, *[Normal People][2]* (published by Faber & Faber last September), was called ‘superb . . . a tremendous read, full of insight and sweetness’ by Anne Enright. Olivia Laing has stated that ‘Rooney is the best young novelist – indeed one of the best novelists – I’ve read in years.’ 

On the occasion of the paperback publication of *Normal People*, Rooney was in conversation with Kishani Widyaratna, editor at Picador Books and contributing editor at *The White Review*.

> **[Click here to watch the video of this event on our YouTube channel.][3]**


[1]: /on-our-shelves/book/9780571333134/conversations-with-friends
[2]: /on-our-shelves/book/9780571334650/normal-people
[3]: https://youtu.be/4jH_0rg46Es

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Weird science: Jeanette Winterson talks writing, teaching and queer visions of the future | Prospect Magazine

Weird science: Jeanette Winterson talks writing, teaching and queer visions of the future | Prospect Magazine | Literature, books and film - BooBook Education | Scoop.it
Jeanette Winterson’s inventive fiction has always pushed boundaries. She tells AN Devers why her new novel is taking on gender-fluidity and the rise of humanoid robots
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Johnson: Talking past each other - English teaching

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SOME advice is worse than useless. A short list of bullet points from eHow, a website, that is passing around social networks purports to show “how to write good.” (Each rule was jokingly broken in explaining it.) Unfortunately, it will not help most people write good.
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Teaching literature through language, and vice versa. 

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As a Reporter, She Wrote About Business. As a Novelist, She Writes About Murder. - The New York Times

As a Reporter, She Wrote About Business. As a Novelist, She Writes About Murder. - The New York Times | Literature, books and film - BooBook Education | Scoop.it
Jane Harper’s mysteries set in Australia have international appeal. Her latest, “The Lost Man,” hits American bookstores in February.
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Nice to see an Australian author being profiled in the NY Times.

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J.D. Salinger at 100: Is ‘The Catcher in the Rye’ still relevant? - The

J.D. Salinger at 100: Is ‘The Catcher in the Rye’ still relevant? - The | Literature, books and film - BooBook Education | Scoop.it
A fresh look at the reclusive author and his iconic anti-hero, Holden Caulfield.
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Is The Catcher still relevant? 

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'The difficulty is the point': teaching spoon-fed students how to really read

'The difficulty is the point': teaching spoon-fed students how to really read | Literature, books and film - BooBook Education | Scoop.it
When the logic of capitalism means universities are run as businesses, much is lost. Reclaiming literature is crucial to understanding the times we live in
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Austenistan

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Two hundred years after her death, Jane Austen’s books are remarkably relevant to women in Pakistan today, as Moni Mohsin found when she met the sub-continental Janeites
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Mary Shelley's Frankenstein – in charts

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Two centuries after the publication of Mary Shelley’s novel Frankenstein, the monster she created still stalks our imaginations. Adam Frost, Sergio Gallardo and Edu Fuentes piece together the facts behind the myth
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Tim Minchin Skewers Marriage Equality Plebiscite With 'I Still Call Australia Home' Parody

Tim Minchin Skewers Marriage Equality Plebiscite With 'I Still Call Australia Home' Parody | Literature, books and film - BooBook Education | Scoop.it
"I still call Australia hom... ophobic."
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Lingofile worksheet 14.8.17: Download this great language-focused worksheet for students from the members area of our website. It's based on Tim Minchin's blistering lyrics about the marriage equality plebiscite. 

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In science fiction, the future is feminist | Laurie Penny

In science fiction, the future is feminist | Laurie Penny | Literature, books and film - BooBook Education | Scoop.it
Move over, square-jawed straight white heroes. From The Power to The Handmaid’s Tale, fantasy stories about women remaking the world are finally going mainstream
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Gabriel García Márquez: working magic with 'brick-faced' realism

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One Hundred Years of Solitude’s author took cues from Kafka – and his grandmother – to tell an impossible story that disarms the reader’s scepticism
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Gabriel Garcia Márquez' storytelling

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Lies, monsters and Kate Mulvany's intensely human portrayal of Richard 3

Lies, monsters and Kate Mulvany's intensely human portrayal of Richard 3 | Literature, books and film - BooBook Education | Scoop.it
Mulvany’s performance reminds us that Shakespeare still has the power to reveal the true monsters of our culture.
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10 Great Contemporary Novels About Teenagers (For Adults)

10 Great Contemporary Novels About Teenagers (For Adults) | Literature, books and film - BooBook Education | Scoop.it
Fifty years ago today, Viking Press published S.E. Hinton's now-classic The Outsiders, the story of two rival gangs in Tulsa in the 1960s: the Greasers and the
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Some interesting choices for the never-ending reading list.

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Sally Rooney is trending again, and this time it's because of Taylor Swift. | Literary Hub

Sally Rooney is trending again, and this time it's because of Taylor Swift. | Literary Hub | Literature, books and film - BooBook Education | Scoop.it
As a person forced to look at Twitter as part of my job, I have heard a lot about Sally Rooney in the past. . . I want to say, two thousand years?So when her...

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Graeme Simsion completes his mega-selling Rosie trilogy

Graeme Simsion completes his mega-selling Rosie trilogy | Literature, books and film - BooBook Education | Scoop.it
Graeme Simsion has made the subject of autism front and centre of his third Rosie Result. "To write a book now that skirted around discussion of autism would be disingenuous."
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'Loving exploration': Bad corporate-speak conquers everyday language

'Loving exploration': Bad corporate-speak conquers everyday language | Literature, books and film - BooBook Education | Scoop.it
Talking about breaking up has never been easy, especially if you're in the public eye, but when did we invent this type of language to tell people love is dead?
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An update on "conscious uncoupling" - divorce after "loving exploration".

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A Translator’s Reckoning With the Women of The Odyssey

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Emily Wilson, the first woman to publish an English translation of Homer’s Odyssey, discusses how she reckoned with the story’s female characters.
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Why literature is the ultimate big-data challenge

Why literature is the ultimate big-data challenge | Literature, books and film - BooBook Education | Scoop.it
NUMBER-crunching literary criticism was the butt of an academic in-joke in “Arcadia” (1993), Tom Stoppard’s cerebral play. Bernard Nightingale, a foppish poetry don, scoffs at a colleague who used a computer program to attribute an anonymous story to D.H.
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INFOGRAPHIC: The Author Behind the Pseudonym – Electric Literature

Many of us know that “Mark Twain” was really a nom de plume chosen by Samuel Langhorne Clemens, and that Mary Ann Evans wrote under the name “George Eliot” to make readers and publishers think she…
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Row over teaching Fanny Hill highlights threat to freedom of expression

Row over teaching Fanny Hill highlights threat to freedom of expression | Literature, books and film - BooBook Education | Scoop.it
Alleged ban on 1748 erotic novel seen as pandering to the sensibilities of a generation of ‘snowflake’ students
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The Guardian view on Jane Austen: pride not prejudice | Editorial

The Guardian view on Jane Austen: pride not prejudice | Editorial | Literature, books and film - BooBook Education | Scoop.it
Editorial: Two hundred years after the novelist’s death, snobbery continues to cloud our celebration of one of Britain’s greatest writers
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What Mark Twain thought of jane Austen... and more.

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The Story of Thor, in the Voice of Neil Gaiman

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In “Norse Mythology,” Neil Gaiman brings visceral voice to the ancient and weird tales that have so deeply informed the otherworlds of his fiction.
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Kindle Users' 10 Most Highlighted Passages of THE HANDMAID'S TALE

Kindle Users' 10 Most Highlighted Passages of THE HANDMAID'S TALE | Literature, books and film - BooBook Education | Scoop.it
See the 10 passages of The Handmaid's Tale that Kindle users highlight the most.
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American Poets, Refusing to Go Gentle, Rage Against the Right

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Like virtually everything else in the Trump era, poetry has gotten sharply political these days.
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