Joining the annual celebration of the right to read, US author Jessica Herthel urges people to seek out ‘more information, more voices’ to protect diversityBanned Books Week 2016: the 10 most challenged titles – in picturesThe author of a children’s picture book chronicling the transgender journey of Jazz Jennings has urged readers to celebrate Banned Books […]
Taking two turns at bringing the Italian poet’s Hic et Nunc into English, Leighton steers a fascinating course between strict and free renderingsHic et Nunc (1)I am a mutilated statueat the bottom of clear waters. Continue reading...
From worried parents to policemen with built-in ‘Satan detectors’, underground comics have never lacked enemies. And for 30 years Neil Gaiman and his friends have fought back in the name of free speechIn 1994, Mike Diana found himself in jail near his home in Largo, Florida. Sitting alongside rapists, muggers and murderers, he spent four days waiting to be s […]
Auctioneer says that Breakfast at Tiffany’s author, always conscious of his public profile, would have loved to see his remains passed on in this wayThe ashes of In Cold Blood and Breakfast at Tiffany’s author Truman Capote have been sold at auction in Los Angeles for $43,750 (£33,800).Kept in a carved Japanese wooden box, the ashes belonged to the late Joan […]
The singer’s candid memoir sheds light on his long-standing battle with depression and his drive to performWhen Bruce Springsteen first played London in November 1975, he was so angered by the hype surrounding the show – “FINALLY! London is ready for Bruce Springsteen” – that he stormed around the Hammersmith Odeon destroying posters and flyers. “My business […]
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