Malo by Slovákov zaujímať, o čom píšu Afričania? Malo by Slovákov zaujímať, o čom píšu Afričania?

Pred 60 rokmi vyšiel román Svet sa rozpadá nigérijského spisovateľa Chinuu Achebeho, zakladateľa modernej africkej literatúry. Stal sa najpredávanejším a najznámejším africkým románom.

yesterday, 5:37
Sigrid Nunez's 'The Friend' wins 2018 National Book Award for fiction Sigrid Nunez's 'The Friend' wins 2018 National Book Award for fiction

The National Book Awards in fiction, nonfiction, young people's literature and poetry were presented Wednesday night in New York City.        

yesterday, 4:28
Books News: Sigrid Nunez Wins National Book Award for ‘The Friend’ Books News: Sigrid Nunez Wins National Book Award for ‘The Friend’

The judges called the novel an “exquisitely written and deeply humane exploration of grief.” This year also saw the addition of a new category, for translated literature.

yesterday, 5:26
By the Book: John Sandford: By the Book By the Book: John Sandford: By the Book

The author, most recently, of the Virgil Flowers novel “Holy Ghost” devotes specific spots to reading: “I like a good light, a good chair and a good book more than anything I can think of, except my wife.”

yesterday, 11:00
Kate Harris: 'Children can’t understand why we don't make dramatic changes to save the world' Kate Harris: 'Children can’t understand why we don't make dramatic changes to save the world'

On a 6,000-mile bicycle journey along the Silk Road, the author explored the notion of wildness – the Earth’s and her ownWhen Kate Harris was a child, her Pony Club instructor told her: “Throw your heart over the fence, and the rest of you will follow. Hopefully the horse and saddle, too.” A decade later, Harris would recall this advice on a moonless night in western China, as she and her...

yesterday, 11:24
Thanks, JK Rowling, but I’ve had it with Harry Potter | Pauline Bock Thanks, JK Rowling, but I’ve had it with Harry Potter | Pauline Bock

Hogwarts formed the backdrop to my childhood – but, as The Crimes of Grindelwald is released, it’s time to say goodbyeWould JK Rowling please leave Harry Potter in peace? Back in 2010 was a good time to move on. Harry Potter’s last adventures had hit the bookstores in 2007, and three years later the Warner Bros adaptations had just about run their course in cinemas too. For many...

yesterday, 7:00
Amid arrests and killings, Bangladesh and India must fight censorship | Arundhati Roy Amid arrests and killings, Bangladesh and India must fight censorship | Arundhati Roy

On PEN , the Indian novelist addresses photographer Shahidul Alam, charged with criticising Bangladesh on FacebookDear Shahidul,. Times aren’t easy in your country or in mine, so when we first heard that unknown men had abducted you from your home, we feared the worst. Were you going to be “encountered” (our word in India for extra-judicial murder by security forces) or killed by...

yesterday, 14:05
Theresa May's Brexit ‘endgame’: a metaphor for when no one wins Theresa May's Brexit ‘endgame’: a metaphor for when no one wins

As both a chess term and a Beckett play, the word alludes to futility and prolonged torment – so potentially perfect for May’s final negotiationsThe Brexit negotiations, Theresa May said early this week, were now “in the endgame”. Presumably this was not intended in homage to the chess world-championship match under way in London, but chess is indeed the term’s origin.An “endgame”...

yesterday, 13:31
Fryderyk Chopin by Alan Walker review – romance, rage and swooning admirers Fryderyk Chopin by Alan Walker review – romance, rage and swooning admirers

An authoritative, accessible biography details Chopin’s personal turmoil and captures his true musical significanceChopin is one of those great composers – Debussy is another – whose supreme qualities have tended to be obscured by the wrong sort of popularity. Partly, I suppose, because he wrote almost exclusively for the piano, his music was for years ghettoised by amateur pianists and...

yesterday, 13:00
Enemies and Neighbours by Ian Black review – Arabs and Jews in Palestine and Israel Enemies and Neighbours by Ian Black review – Arabs and Jews in Palestine and Israel

This even-handed history by the Guardian’s former Middle East editor draws on 40 years of experience and exhaustive researchA 2016 poll found that 82% of young Israeli Jews believed there was little chance of a peace agreement with the Palestinians. Faced with , almost as many Palestinians believed the two-state solution was no longer viable. Under Benjamin Netanyahu, Israel’s longest-serving...

yesterday, 11:00