Mira Gonzalez’s poems are quietly defining texts of the digital era

The young poet has become unwittingly involved in a social media stir about Lily Allen’s marriage. What’s all the fuss about?It was the Instagram image that launched a thousand rumours. Three weeks ago, Lily Allen of her hand hovering over a poetry collection called , by the American poet Mira Gonzalez. If Allen was simply hoping to alert her followers to a recent book discovery, it was a...

včera, 12:17
Jesse Eisenberg: By the Book

The actor and author, most recently, of the story collection “Bream Gives Me Hiccups” says Uta Hagen offers some excellent stage advice: “If you have to act stoned, imagine a helium balloon inflating inside your skull.”

včera, 15:00
Two Years, Eight Months and Twenty‑Eight Nights by Salman Rushdie review – a modern Arabian Nights

There are clear parallels with Rushdie’s own experience in this ever-unfolding fairytale that, through magic and myth, meditates brilliantly on storytelling, fanaticism and life’s agonies and choicesA “colossal fragmentation of reality” occurred in the 20th century, has said, and his novels enact and display that fragmentation with terror and glee. His new book assures us that reality...

dnes, 8:30
Juraj Šebesta: Triezvenie si treba vychutnať Juraj Šebesta: Triezvenie si treba vychutnať

Spisovateľ Juraj Šebesta vydal knižku Triezvenie. Je to jeho debut obohatený o nové texty.

dnes, 6:37
Timothy Snyder’s ‘Black Earth’

Timothy Snyder argues for a new interpretation of the Holocaust that looks at concerns over food and other resources.

včera, 12:00
PJ Kavanagh obituary

Poet, actor, broadcaster and author of the memoir The Perfect StrangerOn St George’s Day 1951, the second day of the battle of the Imjin river, Second Lieutenant Patrick Kavanagh of the Royal Ulster Rifles was shot. While comrades in the Gloucestershire Regiment made a defiant stand against the Chinese army, and many of Kavanagh’s friends were killed or captured, he was taken to hospital...

včera, 19:36
The Rabbit Who Wants to Fall Asleep sells to major publisher

Carl-Johan Forssén Ehrlin’s self-published bestseller to get traditional edition with Penguin Random HouseThe Swedish author of this summer’s surprise self-published hit, a bedtime story that promises to “make anyone fall asleep” using positive reinforcement techniques and plenty of yawns, has landed a book deal with a major publisher.Carl-Johan Forssén Ehrlin’s The Rabbit Who Wants...

včera, 14:52
Your mobile phone is killing gorillas

Vet turned bestselling children’s author Gill Lewis reveals how our mobile phones connect all of us to the fate of the gorilla - and how the discovery inspired her novel, Gorilla DawnFinding a voice to tell a story is probably the hardest part of writing a novel. The ideas are there, the vague outline of a plot is forming, but until that voice emerges and demands their story to be told, the...

včera, 12:00
Family books reviews – in pictures

Our family reviewers have been munching their way through books about crunching guinea pigs and very hungry lions, as well as fun books about art and drawing. Here are their top tips on what to keep your child entertained with as the evenings get shorter and the sun goes on a holiday all of its own

včera, 16:00
‘The Hotel Years,’ by Joseph Roth

A selection of Joseph Roth’s journalism, produced between the wars in Europe’s hubs and outposts.

včera, 12:00