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Alice Munro and Margaret Attwood
Alice Munro and Margaret Attwood
Alice Munro and Margaret Attwood

Margaret Atwood interviews Alice Munro

Alice Munro has published 13 collections of stories as well as a novel, Lives of Girls and Women, and two volumes of Selected Stories. During her distinguished career she has been the recipient of many awards and prizes, includ...
Book Lists

Best Books of 2013: 10 More Not to Miss

In previous weeks I chose my top five nonfiction and fiction reads of 2013, but out of the 234 books I’ve read so far this year, there are many more that are also worth recommending. Here I have settled on ten more of the best ...
Book Lists

Best Reads of 2013: Fiction

So far I’ve read 229 books in 2013, so although my task is nigh on impossible I’m gamely attempting to reduce that list down to just ten stand-out titles, five nonfiction picks last week and five fiction this week. (Some of the...

View from the UK

Maggie O’Farrell: Instructions for a Heatwave

One of the best things about living not far from the capital of a small (but wonderful) island nation is the constant profusion of literary events. Over the five years I worked in London (and the several years before that when ...
Book Debate

Where to Start With a New Author?

Picking up a book by an author you’ve never encountered before can be a bit daunting. As a fresh reader you face, all over again, the challenges of adjusting to a new voice, style, and subject matter (or at least, variations on...

Literary Prizes

The Man Booker Prize Shortlist 2013

What’s more exciting than the Oscars, the Olympics, and the American Idol finale put together? If you’re a literature lover in the UK, the answer is the annual Booker Prize race. Since 1968 the Booker has been awarded to the be...
What Should I Read Next

Review: A Man of Parts by David Lodge

It’s a tribute to David Lodge’s writing skill that I found this novel absorbing and poignant even though I’ve never read anything by H.G. Wells and have no particular interest in him. As a biographical novel about a well-known ...

What to read? (Part 8) Reading Bestsellers

Best books and bestsellers Every reader will, at some point, have to decide how to deal with the inevitable guilt that comes from contemplating everything not yet read: all the canonical classics, all the top sellers, all the b...

Book Debate

Book Debate: The Orphan Master’s Son

Welcome to our inaugural book debate, between Jo from Booklover Book Reviews and our very own Rebecca Foster. Today they are debating the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel The Orphan Master’s Son by Adam Johnson. Have a read through...

What to read? (Part 7) Readability

What makes the difference between those books you just can’t tear yourself away from, and the ones that take a lot of time and determination to finish? “It was a real page-turner…I just couldn’t put it down…it kept me up long p...