Viet Thanh Nguyen: 'I always felt displaced no matter where I was’

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; The Vietnamese-American author Viet Thanh Nguyen’s second novel, The Committed, is the sequel to his celebrated debut, The Sympathizer, a spy thriller set against the backdrop of the Vietnam Läs mer…

Amanda Gorman tells of being followed by security guard who said she looked 'suspicious'

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Amanda Gorman, the poet who won acclaim for her performance at Joe Biden’s inauguration, has told of being followed home and accosted by a security guard who allegedly claimed Läs mer…

'It is the question of the century': will tech solve the climate crisis – or make it worse?

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Elizabeth Kolbert’s favourite movie is the end-of-the-world comedy Dr Strangeloveor: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb. For those who need a quick recap, this cold Läs mer…

Everything inhabitable: a poem by Marieke Lucas Rijneveld

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Everything inhabitable Never lost that resistance, that primal jostling with sorrow and joy,or given in to pulpit preaching, to the Word that says what isright or wrong, never been Läs mer…

Marieke Lucas Rijneveld writes poem about Amanda Gorman furore

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; The International Booker winner Marieke Lucas Rijneveld has written a poem responding to the controversy that broke out after they withdrew from the job of translating Amanda Gorman’s poetry Läs mer…

'It’s devastating': Margaret Atwood on a musical project honouring women killed by partners

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Five years ago, Nathalie Warmerdam was murdered by her ex-partner in one of the worst cases of domestic violence in Canadian history. The 48-year-old was Basil Borutski’s third victim Läs mer…

Dr Seuss's legacy of kindness has only been bolstered by his estate's decision

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Children’s literature sits at an awkward crossroads, where it is expected to be art, education and moral instruction. Children’s books are designed to teach our kids to read, to Läs mer…

World Book Day: five simple costumes anyone can make, even in lockdown

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; It’s World Book Day in the UK and Ireland today, one many parents approach each year with a stomach-clenching sense of dread. I know, because I used to be Läs mer…

Haruki Murakami's new T-shirt line proves it: he's no recluse

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; It may be time to stop calling the Japanese novelist Haruki Murakami “reclusive”. Over the last few years, he has become a radio show host, a sort of literary Läs mer…

‘You can smell the sweat and hair gel’: the best nightclub scenes from culture

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Mektoub, My Love: Intermezzo There have been many notable nightclubs in film history. The Blue Angel in the Marlene Dietrich movie; the Copacabana in Goodfellas, accessible to privileged wiseguys Läs mer…

Why do video games matter? 20 books every player should read

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; At this stage in the pandemic, you may have started to question the amount of time you’re spending playing video games. Publishers have reported huge increases in the numbers Läs mer…