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Interview: Jeffrey Jerome Cohen, author of 'Stone: An Inhuman Ecology'

Interview: Jeffrey Jerome Cohen, author of 'Stone: An Inhuman Ecology' | Writers & Books | Scoop.it
The current issue of SubStance: A Review of Theory and Literary Criticism includes a review by Paul Harris of Jeffrey Jerome Cohen’s book Stone: An Inhuman Ecology (University of Minnesota Pr…...
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Erudition, Emotion, and the Essay: On Jazmina Barrera’s On Lighthouses

Erudition, Emotion, and the Essay: On Jazmina Barrera’s On Lighthouses | Writers & Books | Scoop.it
Ignacio M. Sánchez Prado reviews "On Lighthouses," the new essay collection by Jazmina Barrera translated by Christina MacSweeney.
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Bessie Smith by Jackie Kay – a potent blues brew | Biography books

Bessie Smith by Jackie Kay – a potent blues brew | Biography books | Writers & Books | Scoop.it
This welcome reissue of the poet’s 1997 book about the ‘empress of the blues’ combines fact, personal memory and poetry to create an eloquent ‘herstory’...
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'Outstanding' Carnegie medal longlist includes three previous winners

'Outstanding' Carnegie medal longlist includes three previous winners | Writers & Books | Scoop.it
Previous winners Elizabeth Acevedo, Patrick Ness and Ruta Sepetys up for prestigious children’s book award, with loss a common theme...
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Historical Fiction: The City of Tears – Kate Mosse's compelling 16th-century French epic

Historical Fiction: The City of Tears – Kate Mosse's compelling 16th-century French epic | Writers & Books | Scoop.it
The second volume of Mosse’s wars of religion trilogy vividly depicts persecution and how politics can upturn ordinary lives...
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Unseen work by Proust announced as ‘thunderclap’ by French publisher | Marcel Proust | The Guardian

Unseen work by Proust announced as ‘thunderclap’ by French publisher | Marcel Proust | The Guardian | Writers & Books | Scoop.it
The Seventy-Five Pages, out next month, contains germinal versions of episodes developed in In Search of Lost Time and opens ‘the primitive Proustian crypt’<br>...
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'As a body hers is perfection': Alison Bechdel on the love letters of Virginia Woolf and Vita Sackville-West | Books | The Guardian

'As a body hers is perfection': Alison Bechdel on the love letters of Virginia Woolf and Vita Sackville-West | Books | The Guardian | Writers & Books | Scoop.it
The great literary love affair not only fed the visionary novel Orlando, but staked out new ground for women - and inspired the graphic novelist’s own hunt for the ideal relationship<br>...
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Douglas Stuart's Booker win heralds arrival of a fully formed voice

Douglas Stuart's Booker win heralds arrival of a fully formed voice | Writers & Books | Scoop.it
Shuggie Bain is heartbreaking, but never mawkish – and already a favourite with readers...
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Fiction: Collected Stories by Shirley Hazzard – testament to a rare talent

Fiction: Collected Stories by Shirley Hazzard – testament to a rare talent | Writers & Books | Scoop.it
The Australian-American writer’s short fiction is full of precisely observed studies of thwarted connection...
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A novel idea: is the book always better than the film?

A novel idea: is the book always better than the film? | Writers & Books | Scoop.it
It’s a cliche as old as cinema itself.But dismissing film-making as the weak sibling of the arts is often rooted in snobbery...
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Top 10 books about consent

Top 10 books about consent | Writers & Books | Scoop.it
From Thomas Hardy to Kristen Roupenian, literature offers a changing map of the treacherous terrain of sexual relationships<br>...
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Essay-Appreciation: on Joan Didion's Non-Fiction by Hilton Als

Essay-Appreciation: on Joan Didion's Non-Fiction by Hilton Als | Writers & Books | Scoop.it
A peculiar aspect of Joan Didion’s nonfiction is that a significant portion of it reads like fiction.Or, more specifically, it has the metaphorical power...
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Cartoon: Tom Gauld explores options for buying books during lockdown 

Cartoon: Tom Gauld explores options for buying books during lockdown  | Writers & Books | Scoop.it
Click and collect your book from the shop door, or perhaps have one shouted as you through a socially distanced megaphone ...
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Best children’s and teens books of 2020 | The Guardian

Best children’s and teens books of 2020 | The Guardian | Writers & Books | Scoop.it
Wintry fantasy, young detectives, the return of Lyra and Pan - plus poetry for everyone<br>...
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The New Age of Empire by Kehinde Andrews; Empireland by Sathnam Sanghera

The New Age of Empire by Kehinde Andrews; Empireland by Sathnam Sanghera | Writers & Books | Scoop.it
Two solid studies of white supremacy examine how its legacy continues to inform global institutions and our sense of self...
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A joy forever: poetry world prepares to mark bicentenary of John Keats

A joy forever: poetry world prepares to mark bicentenary of John Keats | Writers & Books | Scoop.it
Two hundred years after his early death, plays, readings and new poetry will honour the legacy of the much beloved author<br>...
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Debut Novel: No One Is Talking About This by Patricia Lockwood review – richly tragicomic | Patricia Lockwood

Debut Novel: No One Is Talking About This by Patricia Lockwood review – richly tragicomic | Patricia Lockwood | Writers & Books | Scoop.it
Satire and heartache collide in the Priestdaddy author’s funny portrait of a woman’s real and online life...
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Border Waters: On Ayendy Bonifacio’s “To the River, We Are Migrants”

Border Waters: On Ayendy Bonifacio’s “To the River, We Are Migrants” | Writers & Books | Scoop.it
Renee Hudson considers “To the River, We Are Migrants” by Ayendy Bonifacio.
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Unfinished manuscripts that lay behind Palestinian critic’s stated contempt for fiction | Books | The Guardian

Unfinished manuscripts that lay behind Palestinian critic’s stated contempt for fiction | Books | The Guardian | Writers & Books | Scoop.it
Scholar Edward Said longed to write novels, yet never succeeded, a new biography reveals...
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Science & Nature: The Human Cosmos by Jo Marchant review – Learn from the stars

Science & Nature: The Human Cosmos by Jo Marchant review – Learn from the stars | Writers & Books | Scoop.it
From Palaeolithic paintings to astrophysics … a glittering history takes in explorers, aliens and a world vanishing from view...
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Essays on the Natural World: Vesper Flights by Helen Macdonald – A collection of wonders

Essays on the Natural World: Vesper Flights by Helen Macdonald – A collection of wonders | Writers & Books | Scoop.it
Essays that test the boundaries of our relationships with animals and, above all, birds...
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Poet Valzhyna Mort Reflects on Europe’s Last Dictatorship

Poet Valzhyna Mort Reflects on Europe’s Last Dictatorship | Writers & Books | Scoop.it
Valzhyna Mort’s new book is part of the protest movement in Belarus. It captures, through language, the contours of dissent.
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'I am a pessimistic optimist': Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie answers authors' questions

'I am a pessimistic optimist': Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie answers authors' questions | Writers & Books | Scoop.it
Named the ‘winner of winners’ of the Women’s prize, Bernardine Evaristo, Maggie O’Farrell and others ask the author about the #EndSars protests in Nigeria, writing about Trump, and the culture that got her through 2020...
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Modern Politics & Popular Culture: The Undying Half-Life of Yiddish

Modern Politics & Popular Culture: The Undying Half-Life of Yiddish | Writers & Books | Scoop.it
Two books explore the indelible imprint of Yiddish on modern politics and popular culture.
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Science Fiction: Harlan Ellison's The Last Dangerous Visions may finally be published, after five-decade wait

Science Fiction: Harlan Ellison's The Last Dangerous Visions may finally be published, after five-decade wait | Writers & Books | Scoop.it
Sci-fi anthology stalled since 1974 will be produced by executor, screenwriter J Michael Straczynski, adding stories by today’s big-name SF writers...
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Memoirs of loss and grief

Memoirs of loss and grief | Writers & Books | Scoop.it
Two new memoirs about loss, grief, and the longing for communication.
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