FeedARead News Posts

Sunday June 9, 2019 at 8:13pm
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Tuesday June 4, 2019 at 8:22pm
Normal0MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 Authors are finding that an online audience is a new box they need to tick at the publisher’s office, reports They say everyone has a book inside of them. But does everyone have what it takes to get a book deal? Besides a great idea, you arguably need talent, time and dedication to tip yourself over the line from aspiring writer to published author. In 2019, you may also need a social media following. Take Pinch of Nom, a cookbook....
Wednesday May 29, 2019 at 8:25pm
Persephone Books reprints neglected works by women writers of the mid-20th century. Sarah Lyall tells us what makes these books so special Lamb’s Conduit Street seems almost too adorable to be real, as if Ye Olde Fantasy Englande, the one that exists in your head, had suddenly sprung to life. But it feels exactly right that this cobblestone thoroughfare in Bloomsbury, filled as it is with idiosyncratic shops selling artisanal cheese and homemade cakes and other rarefied item....
Tuesday May 7, 2019 at 7:09pm
John Ronald Reuel Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings is the best-selling fantasy novel in history with sales of 150 million; on Friday Tolkien, a film about his early life, is released. He is the creator of an entire mythology but in his other life he was the Merton Professor of English Language and Literature at Oxford University. He was a philologist living, as his friend CS Lewis said, “inside language” but he also lived at 21 Merton Street, the red-brick mansion block where my....
Saturday May 4, 2019 at 12:34am
Many Congratulations to FeedARead authors Éamonn Ó hUallacháin and Kevin McMahom for their successful launch of the book "The Troubles in Creggan Parish 1969-2000"  in Crossmaglen, South Armagh. More that 100 people attended and all 200 copies of the book were sold.
Thursday May 2, 2019 at 2:30pm
The capital’s only floating second-hand bookshop – which has been open for nine months, travelling between Camden Lock, Angel, Hackney and Paddington – stops for two weeks at each mooring to sell books donated by the public and by charity bookshops.It is owned by Paddy, “The Doctor”, and his co-partners, John Privett, “The Professor”, and a mysterious Frenchman called “The Captain”. View more: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/books/9124067/London-Book-Barge-A-bookshop-to-float-your-boat.html
Tuesday April 23, 2019 at 8:43pm
Good news! Optician David Baker's latest feedaread published book Window of the Soul has been nominated for the 2019 Royal Society Insight Investment Science Book Prize for making science accessible to a mass audience.
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
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
Monday December 17, 2018 at 5:08am
After Columbine, Dave Cullen swore he would never write about a mass shooting again. But over the next 20 years, he realised that he and other journalists had a duty to destroy the deadly myths they had helped create.As I drove down Highway 6 toward the Rocky Mountains on 20 April 1999, hoping to find this high school I had never heard of in Columbine, where shots had been reported but no injuries, I had no conception of what I was about to witness. What was happening inside that high school was....
Monday December 3, 2018 at 5:10am
Q: What books do you recommend for coming to terms with lifelong loneliness?A: Amanda Craig, author and critic, writes:Loneliness is so much a part of being both a writer and reader that it’s no wonder most of us are what Patrick Hamilton’s novel calls The Slaves of Solitude.Shakespeare invented the word, Philip Larkin celebrated it, but Daniel Defoe’s Robinson Crusoe (1719) was the first to live with loneliness. Shipwrecked on his desert island for 28 years, he builds shelter,....
Thursday November 29, 2018 at 5:12am
Good Omens, Neverwhere, Coraline, American Gods ... the genre-defying author joined us to answer your questionsView Full Interview
Thursday November 1, 2018 at 5:14am
After discovering most novels of ‘literary value’ are written by dead white men, Emily Maguire asks, who gets to decide? And what’s the criteria? I dropped out of high school early, so when I eventually got to university I was a “mature-age student”. What a ridiculous label. I was 24, and I didn’t feel mature – I felt ancient.After almost a decade working minimum wage jobs with shitty pay and shittier treatment, I felt exhausted beyond words. And as some....
Monday October 1, 2018 at 5:17am
In February I saw a photo of Meghan Markle and the Duchess of Cambridge sitting next to each other at the Royal Foundation Forum, wearing colour coordinated dresses (lavender for Kate, deep purple-blue for Meghan). It wasn’t their dresses I minded, it was how they sat – legs crossed neatly at the ankle, knees pressed firmly together. t was that dulce et decorum pose passed down to generations of girls and young women expected to demonstrate their good breeding on social occasions &nd....