4am starts and spinach smoothies: Da Vinci Code's Dan Brown on how to write a bestseller

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Interview David Smith in New York Dan Brown Interview 4am starts and spinach smoothies: Da Vinci Code’s Dan Brown on how to write a bestseller David Smith in New York As he sets out to spill his secrets in an online masterclass, Brown talks Läs mer…

An exclusive extract from Michelle Obama’s memoir: ‘How would you feel if Daddy ran for president?’

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; An exclusive extract from Michelle Obama’s memoir: ‘How would you feel if Daddy ran for president?’ The Obama family, the day Barack Obama announced his candidacy for president in February 2007. Photograph: Anne Ryan The former first lady recalls campaigning in 2008, and how Läs mer…

‘Ignore this’: Jonathan Franzen’s top 10 writing tips get gleefully trolled on Twitter

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Jonathan Franzen Several authors hit back at the American novelist, questioning his logic and issuing their own mock advice Following the publication of his writing tips, Jonathan Franzen trended in top Twitter lists around the world. Photograph: Graham Turner for the Guardian American novelist Läs mer…

Dostoevsky book among hundreds banned in Kuwait

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Kuwait Information ministry blacklists The Brothers Karamazov and other titles at book festival Fyodor Dostoevsky’s The Brothers Karamazov explores morality, free will and the existence of God. Photograph: Hulton Archive/Getty Images Kuwaiti authorities have blacklisted nearly 1,000 books at a literature festival, including one Läs mer…

Stan Lee was working on a new superhero called Dirt Man, says daughter

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Stan Lee JC Lee says the late co-creator of Marvel was helping her develop Dirt Man, after ‘trying to get him to do a character with me my entire life’ Tributes to Stan Lee on his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Läs mer…

Donna Zuckerberg: ‘Social media has elevated misogyny to new levels of violence’

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; The Observer Classics Interview Nosheen Iqbal When the academic, sister of Mark Zuckerberg, began exploring online antifeminism, she discovered far-right men’s groups were using classical antiquity to support their views ‘The manosphere see themselves as the guardians of western civilisation’: Donna Zuckerberg photographed at Läs mer…

Martin Amis on Space Invaders: how games criticism was born

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Simon Parkin on Games Games Long since out of print, the novelist’s 1982 guide to the nascent gaming scene is a vivid snapshot of a long-lost world – and is about to be republished Martin Amis at home in London, September 1987. Photograph: Ulf Läs mer…

The ancient Greeks warned us about AI: Chips with Everything podcast

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