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Zoe Pilger wins a Somerset Maughan Award and a Betty Trask Award

June 26th, 2015

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Zoe Pilger has won a Somerset Maughan Award and a Betty Trask Award for her debut novel Eat My Heart Out. The Somerset Maughan Award enables young writers to enrich their work by...

Hell, I drank straight through Prohibition | Jami Attenberg

June 25th, 2015

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They’re not criminals, they’re just drunks. Still they spend half their time in jail. The police are always roughing them up. I’ve watched it with my own eyes, every day for decades. But rich...

Writing the summer | Sarah Perry

June 25th, 2015

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Sarah Perry‘s debut novel After Me Comes the Flood is set in the height of a scorching summer. She tells us why a hot summer makes an irresistible setting for a novel. Late...

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Death by Video Game

Death by Video Game

What makes video games so compelling, comforting and irresistible to the human mind?

Jernigan

Jernigan

Jerniganisthegreat lost American masterpiece of suburban despair, a modernRevolutionary RoadorStoner...

A Hand Reached Down to Guide Me

A Hand Reached Down to Guide Me

The master of suburban tragicomedy returns triumphantly with a collection of wry, hilarious stories ...

Different Every Time

Different Every Time

The first and definitive biography of Robert Wyatt, Britain's greatest cult musician, with an ...

Without the Moon

Without the Moon

Val McDermid meets Kate Summerscale in this atmospheric crime novel set in wartime London.

Gun Street Girl

Gun Street Girl

Duffy's back - and this closed case has just been blown wide open