Zadie Smith may be British, but the author has been living in Manhattan and Queen's Park in London for nearly a decade. In Smith's estimation, that's enough time for her share a treatise on how she sees the world and what it's like to be a modern ... Inquisitr, 1 month ago
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Zadie Smith has described libraries as "absolutely essential", Alan Bennett believes that closing branches is verging on "child abuse" and Neil Gaiman that failing to value libraries is "silencing the voices of the past [and] damaging the future".Booktrade - Book2Book, 1 month ago
Amelia Smith As an asylum seeker from Turkey Meltem Avcil arrived in England aged 13. Along with her mother she was detained in Bedfordshire's detention centre, Yarl's Wood, which has gained notoriety for its cruel treatment of asylum seekers.Middle East Monitor, 2 weeks ago
On a spring afternoon last year at an outdoor café in San Francisco, two denizens of the tech community sketched out their strategy for a startup. Like most 28-year-olds in Silicon Valley, they had smarts and dreams. One was a passionate, ...MSNBC Newsweek, 1 hour ago
Credit Photograph by Gérard Rondeau / Agence VU The protagonist of Richard Powers's 2014 novel, Orfeo, is a composer named Peter Els who, late in life, begins to dabble in biotechnology. Els'sattempts to compose in DNA turn him into a suspected ...New Yorker, 1 day ago
1. Minaret by Leila Aboulela — Sudan and Britain Grove Atlantic What it's all about: A young, secular Sudanese woman moves from the party life of Khartoum to a quiet life of service in London. Why you should read it: ...BuzzFeed, 1 day ago
An interview with Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie on her latest novelAmericanah - but also on love, race and hair
In his 1946 essay Why I write , George Orwell stated that "Good prose is like a windowpane": transparent, clear, lucid . Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie quotes this passage during a conversation with Zadie Smith to explain her stylistic aim: she wants to ...Vogue.it, 1 day ago
Why would I want to write something that would have the shelf life of a banana? Maria Popova asked the interviewer from the New York Times. Popova must be one of the few bright young literary things living in uber-cool Brooklyn who doesn't want to ...Irish Times, 3 days ago
I was driving through the rolling hills of Wales, conjuring up King Arthur and Dylan Thomas when my stomach started to rumble. It was triggered by a makeshift sign that kept popping up, tempting me with just two words "Oyster Festival" and an arrow ...Huffington Post, 4 days ago
The Jaipur Literature Festival (JLF), which is underway in the pink city, has been a trailblazer, sparking a stampede of literature festivals in its wake, with no less than 70 of them springing up across India and South Asia . And interestingly, ...Livemint.com, 5 days ago
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