What to Read Before Heading to Detroit What to Read Before Heading to Detroit

Three books on Detroit’s decline and resurgence.

yesterday, 6:05
Rude by Katie Hopkins – digested read

‘People often compare me to Hitler. I take that as a compliment’I appreciate that many people think I am a twat. And I can see why. My whole career has been founded on people believing that I am a twat. But I am not a twat. Honestly. If you were to meet me in person, you would probably think I am not as much of a twat as you thought I would be. The bar really is that low.Vagina. Women don’t...

November 19, 2017, 18:00
EU and me: writers reminisce on their relationship with Europe

From cappuccinos to constitutional rights, Stieg Larsson to Smetana – writers reflect on what Europe means to themI’m something of a thief, I’m afraid, and among my stolen possessions I have the score to “Vltava”, the river theme from the Czech composer Smetana’s symphonic poem Má Vlast (“my country”). This I took from school, having played the piano part in the orchestra –...

November 18, 2017, 9:00
We Were Eight Years in Power by Ta-Nehisi Coates review – on white supremacy

Trump’s election was a case of erasing a black president with extreme prejudice, argues the hugely influential writer in this essay collection on race in the USIt is no surprise that the election of the first black president of the United States would occasion much thinking, writing and talking about the subject of race in America. An event that many did not think would happen in their...

November 18, 2017, 9:00
Jonathan Coe: how to write a children’s book for our turbulent times

The author reveals how the simplicity, satire and ambiguity of Swift’s Gulliver’s Travels gave him the spark to write a fantasy story for childrenThis year marks the 350th anniversary of Jonathan Swift’s birth, which makes it a good moment to reflect on the many paradoxes of his art. In an age when it has become the purest cliche to point out that modern political reality outstrips the...

November 18, 2017, 12:00
5 new books you won't want to miss this week, starting with 'Why Bob Dylan Matters' 5 new books you won't want to miss this week, starting with 
'Why Bob Dylan Matters'

Look for new books too by Barbara Taylor Bradford and Elizabeth Berg, and a middle-school title by Neil Patrick Harris.        

November 19, 2017, 12:00
Now You Can Read the Book From ‘Jane the Virgin’ Now You Can Read the Book From ‘Jane the Virgin’

Jane Villanueva’s book will finally be published on the show. It will also be available for fans to purchase in real life.

November 18, 2017, 0:00
Nonfiction: Queen of the Glossies Nonfiction: Queen of the Glossies

“The Vanity Fair Diaries: 1983-1992” is Tina Brown’s own record of running that influential magazine, and all the glittering prizes that came with it.

November 17, 2017, 23:51
Peter Carey: 'You wake up in the morning and you are the beneficiary of a genocide'

Booker prize-winning novelist explains why he’s finally confronting Australia’s colonial past – and how it should be donePeter Carey has one key piece of advice for white novelists attempting to write about Indigenous Australia: “Do not make a dick of yourself.”It’s all anyone wants to talk to him about at the moment. Carey’s new novel, A Long Way From Home, is his first attempt at...

November 18, 2017, 1:13
Matúš Dulla, Olja Triaška Stefanović: Na konci cesty Matúš Dulla, Olja Triaška Stefanović: Na konci cesty

Kniha s podtitulom Krematórium v Bratislave sa podrobne zaoberá týmto mimoriadnym architektonickým dielom.

November 18, 2017, 5:37