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Review: A World of Love by Elizabeth Bowen

Review: A World of Love by Elizabeth Bowen | Writers & Books | Scoop.it
Elizabeth Bowen is widely considered to be one of the greatest novelists of the 20th century, but she only came to my attention about a year ago when one of my favourite bloggers, Book Snob, AKA Ra...
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Documentary: Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am – as elegant as its subject 

Documentary: Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am – as elegant as its subject  | Writers & Books | Scoop.it
Timothy Greenfield-Sanders’s generous documentary is a fitting tribute to the late, great author...
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Dear dairy: one graphic novelist’s fixation with the world of ice-cream vans 

Dear dairy: one graphic novelist’s fixation with the world of ice-cream vans  | Writers & Books | Scoop.it
Matthew Dooley’s elegiac debut Flake tells of rival ice-cream salesmen. It’s warm, affectionate and full of outrageous puns. Walt Whipman, anyone?
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Mexican Literature: Hurricane Season by Fernanda Melchor, translated by Sophie Hughes – intense and inventive

Mexican Literature: Hurricane Season by Fernanda Melchor, translated by Sophie Hughes – intense and inventive | Writers & Books | Scoop.it
A remarkable murder mystery set in horror and squalor...
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Inside the Brontës' fantasy world, and a Booker controversy – books podcast

Inside the Brontës' fantasy world, and a Booker controversy – books podcast | Writers & Books | Scoop.it
On this week’s show, we talk to graphic novelist Isabel Greenberg about her comic Glass Town and the 2020 longlist for the International Booker prize...
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Opinion: Being a crime writer doesn’t mean I condone murder. Do I even have to say it? - by Garry Disher, award-winning crime novelist

Opinion: Being a crime writer doesn’t mean I condone murder. Do I even have to say it? - by Garry Disher, award-winning crime novelist | Writers & Books | Scoop.it
Every now and then I encounter people who can’t suspend disbelief.They ask how I can write about ‘such terrible things’...
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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
Diana Perico's curator insight, April 30, 2018 5:46 PM
Una nueva autora para mi desconocida
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Considerations of Catholicism, Buddhism, Judaism and more in these 3 books

Considerations of Catholicism, Buddhism, Judaism and more in these 3 books | Writers & Books | Scoop.it
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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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Asterix: a world of joyful innocence born in the aftermath of war

Asterix: a world of joyful innocence born in the aftermath of war | Writers & Books | Scoop.it
Goscinny and Uderzo’s cheery comic-book parodies reflected none of the real horror of Roman imperialism – and painted an irresistible portrait of postwar Europe...
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Crime Fiction: The best recent crime novels

Crime Fiction: The best recent crime novels | Writers & Books | Scoop.it
The Recovery of Rose Gold by Stephanie Wrobel; Keeper by Jessica Moor; The Man on the Street by Trevor Wood; Black Rain Falling by Jacob Ross; Summer of Reckoning by Marion Brunet; and The Clutter Corpse by Simon Brett...
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BBC to film series based on Sally Rooney's hit debut novel

BBC to film series based on Sally Rooney's hit debut novel | Writers & Books | Scoop.it
Conversations with Friends will follow Rooney’s Normal People that will air in April...
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Sales soar 2,000% for Little Princess picture book on handwashing | Books | The Guardian

Sales soar 2,000% for Little Princess picture book on handwashing | Books | The Guardian | Writers & Books | Scoop.it
Parents keen to encourage children into good hygiene practices during the coronavirus outbreak turn to Tony Ross’s anarchic creation for help...
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7 Novels about Mythical Creatures

7 Novels about Mythical Creatures | Writers & Books | Scoop.it

Meghan Tifft, author of "From Hell to Breakfast," recommends stories about the modern problems of supernatural beings...

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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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