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  • What it’s really like to work at Pret

    April 22nd, 2015

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    ‘The first thing I look at,’ said Clive Schee, Pret CEO, taking a journalist on a tour of his cafés in 2012, ‘is whether staff are touching each other: are they smiling, reacting to each other, happy, engaged? Look, she’s just touched her colleague – squeezed her arm. If I see hands going up in...

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  • Eduardo Galeano

    April 20th, 2015

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    We were very sad to hear the news that Uruguayan novelist and historian Eduardo Galeano died last week in Montevideo.  Galeano’s books have been translated into many languages. He said: “I’m a writer obsessed with remembering, with remembering the past of America above all and above all that of Latin...

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  • Watch: Attica Locke on her new political thriller, Pleasantville

    April 16th, 2015

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    Is Pleasantville a real place? Which real-life people inspired the characters in Pleasantville? And why should the UK be getting so excited about TV series Empire, which Attica wrote for? Attica Locke answers all these and more in this video interview. More about Pleasantville - which is out now: Political...

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  • Man Booker International Prize 2015 shortlist

    March 24th, 2015

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    The Man Booker International Prize 2015 finalists have been announced! The ten authors on the list are: - César Aira (Argentina) - Hoda Barakat (Lebanon) - Maryse Condé (Guadeloupe) - Mia Couto (Mozambique) - Amitav Ghosh (India) - Fanny Howe (United States of America) - Ibrahim al-Koni (Libya) - László Krasznahorkai (Hungary) - Alain Mabanckou (Republic of Congo) - Marlene van...

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  • Zoe Pilger / Curationism at London Review of Books

    30 April 2015

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    ‘Curation’ has become a buzzword, applied to everything from music festivals to artisanal cheese. Inside the art world, the curator reigns supreme, acting as the face of high-profile group shows in a way that can eclipse the contributions of individual artists. At the same time, curatorial-studies programs continue to grow,...

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