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Tuesday April 9, 2019 at 7:21pm
National Library Week (April 7- 13) is a great time to remind yourself of all your library has to offer. Whether you check out the library in person or online, you’ll be contributing to your community.This year’s theme is “Libraries = Strong Communities.”Melinda Gates is the honorary chair of National Library Week. In the last 20 years, Gates’ Global Libraries initiative has invested more than $1 billion in enhancing libraries and empowering communities.View Fu....
Tuesday April 2, 2019 at 7:25pm
There’s a scene in the new series of Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s dark comedy Fleabag that stands out. In the middle of an awkward family dinner, the heroine’s sister Claire (Sian Clifford) rushes to the bathroom. Waller-Bridge’s Fleabag follows, offering her a wad of tissue, assuming it’s a heavy period. It isn’t. It’s a miscarriage. For journalist and author Elizabeth Day, it struck a particular chord. It was her own restaurant miscarriage that inspired....
Wednesday March 27, 2019 at 7:28pm
The classics you may already know, and the hidden gems that deserve more attentionView Full Story
Tuesday March 12, 2019 at 7:33pm
The forthcoming novel centres around a sinister institute populated by children with 'special talents'Stephen King is set to release a new novel in the spirit of two of his previous hits – It and Firestarter.The author announced the forthcoming title on his website on Thursday. The Institute, which centres around a “sinister” facility for children with “special talents” (such as telekinesis and telepathy), will come out on 10 September.See F....
Sunday February 10, 2019 at 4:55am
Orson Welles’s formidable talents as an actor, director, producer and writer are well known through classic movies such as Citizen Kane and The Third Man. But more than three decades after his death, Welles’s flair for draughtsmanship is now increasingly being recognised.Sketches of film and stage productions are among hundreds of drawings reproduced in a forthcoming book, which follows a documentary about his art and an exhibition in Edinburgh last summer.View Full Article
Monday February 4, 2019 at 4:58am
Publisher says book, reconstructed from the author’s papers, is much closer to his traditional work than the much derided 1980 space romp View Guardian Article
Friday January 25, 2019 at 5:00am
Ex-New York Times editor said sources ‘should have been cited as quotations’ in Merchants of Truth after plagiarism accusationsThe former executive editor of the New York Times has acknowledged making some sourcing errors in her book Merchants of Truth and says she will correct them.In an email on Thursday to the Associated Press, Jill Abramson wrote that some page numbers in the sourcing notes needed to be fixed and that some sources “should have been cited as quotations in th....
Friday January 18, 2019 at 5:01am
The British author, who produced numerous bestsellers after her 1987 breakthrough, died following a strokeRosamunde Pilcher, author of the sweeping, bestselling family saga The Shell Seekers, has died aged 94.Her son, the author Robin Pilcher, confirmed the news to the Guardian . “She had been in great form up until Christmas, then suffered from bronchitis in the new year, but was always expected to bounce back as before. However, she suffered a stroke on Sunday night and never regained co....
Friday January 11, 2019 at 5:04am
Among all the dispute and conjecture that has surrounded the life of Catcher in the Rye author JD Salinger, one mystery remains especially puzzling. What did he produce after ceasing to publish his writing in 1965, and will it ever be read? It seemed possible that more work would come to light after Salinger’s death in 2010. In 2013 a documentary and accompanying book claimed, among other things, to describe the contents of five new Salinger books that would be forthcoming by 2020 at the l....
Friday December 28, 2018 at 5:06am
The book that changed my lifeFranz Kafka’s Metamorphosis troubled me at first because it broke all the rules. There was no explanation, no sympathy only absurdity and suffering. This is the book that made me realise I could write through a distorted lens and still convey truth.The books I think are most overratedThe Song of Ice and Fire series by George RR Martin. One battle with an army of the undead is enough for me. Give me The Lord of the Rings any day.See full interview