Footwear will be one of JK Rowling's topics when she guest edits Woman's Hour. And from Tess of the d'Urbervilles to Sex and the City, it's a fascinating literary subjectJK Rowling's list of what she wants to include when she guest-edits Woman's Hour includes "the myth and power of shoes": what a fantastic subject. Onc […]
Author recalls dinner party contretemps with Charles over death threats to Satanic Verses authorAlison FloodMartin Amis "had an argument" with Prince Charles over his refusal to support Salman Rushdie after a fatwa was issued against him, the author has said. Continue reading...
Many people reckon The Tempest's island sorcerer formerly known as the Duke of Milan was actually a self-portrait of the playwright. What do you reckon?In this article I'll be considering the links between Shakespeare and his character, Prospero. But before we begin, would you be able to help me in a small literary investigation? Before you read an […]
Leading authors have shared the books they would send an inmate and why, as part of the campaign Books for Prisoners. What book would you choose to send?"Books represent a lifeline behind bars, a way of nourishing the mind and filling the many hours that prisoners spend locked in their cells." This was the main thrust of the letter that more than 8 […]
Donna Tartt's huge book, 11 years in the writing, wins honour for 'beautifully-written novel with exquisitely drawn characters'Donna Tartt has won the Pulitzer award for fiction for her third novel The Goldfinch, which judges described as a book which "stimulates the mind and touches the heart".Relating the life of a 13-year-old boy […]
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