Sell-out festivals and book sales up … it’s poetry’s renaissance

New Nottingham festival founded by Henry Normal joins boom led by Kate Tempest and John Cooper ClarkeAgainst all publishing predictions, poetry, so long the Cinderella of literary forms, is back. Verse of all kinds is being celebrated across Britain in what readers and poets are now feeling confident enough to call a genuine renaissance.The new popularity centres on contemporary and performance...

March 26, 2017, 1:04
Kniha Smrť na druhom brehu je jedna z vydarených dánoviek Kniha Smrť na druhom brehu je jedna z vydarených dánoviek

Smrť na druhom brehu je v poradí 23. krimiromán autora Dominika Dána, ktorý sa viac ako 25 rokov zaoberal zločinom ako vyšetrovateľ. Dnes z týchto skúseností a kontaktov čerpá.

March 25, 2017, 5:37
Dystopian dreams: how feminist science fiction predicted the future

From Mary Shelley to Margaret Atwood, feminist science fiction writers have imagined other ways of living that prompt us to ask, could we do things differently?Margaret Atwood’s evergreen dystopian novel is about to become a television drama. Published in 1985, it couldn’t feel more fresh or more timely, dealing as it does with reproductive rights, with the sudden accession to power of a...

March 25, 2017, 9:00
Angie Thomas: the debut novelist who turned racism and police violence into a bestseller

Angie Thomas grew up witnessing drug dealing and gun crime but dreamed of being a writer. Then police shot a young, unarmed black man and she found her subject. Afua Hirsch meets herIf a spaceship landed in northern Texas and beamed every adolescent within a 50-mile radius into its desolate interior, the scene would look a lot like what now lies in front of me. It’s difficult to believe there...

March 26, 2017, 9:00
My life with Oliver Sacks: ‘He was the most unusual person I had ever known’

In this extract from his memoir, Bill Hayes, partner of Oliver Sacks, recalls the neurologist’s unworldly charm, their remarkable stay with Björk in Iceland, and the dignity of Sacks’s final weeksHe wrote me a letter. That’s how we met. He had read my book, The Anatomist, in proof, and enjoyed it. (“I meant to provide a blurb,” but “got distracted and forgot.”) This was when I was...

March 26, 2017, 9:00
Christina Vella, Author of Sizzling Works of Narrative History, Dies at 75

The writer recounted the story of the Baroness de Pontalba, a New Orleans-born heiress shot by her French father-in-law in a dowry dispute.

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Cena Dominika Tatarku za rok 2016 patrí svedectvu doby Cena Dominika Tatarku za rok 2016 patrí svedectvu doby

Dvaja rôzni autori, dve výpovede o rôznych životných príbehoch, no jeden spoločný menovateľ – pamäť. Laureátmi prestížnej literárnej Ceny Dominika Tatarku za rok 2016 sa stali Alexander Balogh a Ján Štrasser.

March 26, 2017, 5:37
Jakub Juhás: Novoročný výstup na Jaseninu Jakub Juhás: Novoročný výstup na Jaseninu

...cez Horné Fafáky, Sebedinú, Sedlo Prieraz, Šutovu Jamu a Brložno.

March 25, 2017, 5:37
The Saturday poem: The Milk Lorry

by Les MurrayNow the milk lorry is a polished submarinethat rolls up at midday, attaches a trunk and inhalesthe dairy’s tank to a frosty snore in minutesbut its forerunner was the high-tyred barn of crisp mornings, reeking Diesel and mammary, hazy in its roped interioras a carpet under beaters, as it crashed along potholed lanes

March 25, 2017, 12:00
Roman Graf: Pád Roman Graf: Pád

Túra dvojice mladých ľudí, ktorí s nadšením očakávali, že dosiahnu vytýčený cieľ.

March 26, 2017, 5:37