Moving to a war zone was better than living with what was in my head
Saturday, September 23, 2017
Eddie Ayres has a lifetime of musical experience but much of it was as Emma Ayres, and much of it was overshadowed by depression. In this book extract he explains how his path to salvation was teaching music in Afghanistan I had a dream job, presenting classical music radio [for ABC Classic FM]. ... .. read more..

From print to e-books, sadly but inevitably
Saturday, September 23, 2017
I’ve got cards from four libraries but haven’t checked a book out in a year. Which is strange, because I came from a printing/publishing family, worked part-time in school libraries during college, and can read. What happened? One hyphenated pseudo ... .. read more..

13 New Celebrity Books We Can't Wait to Read
Saturday, September 23, 2017
Celebrities have been writing books for as long as we can remember. Whether it's recounting their lives to us — with all its highs and lows — or sitting us down to give us some much-needed wisdom or perhaps even just writing a book to regale us on a ... .. read more..

Author Harlan Coben talks his books, Gov. Chris Christie and author Dan Brown
Saturday, September 23, 2017
Author Harlan Coben talks his books, Gov. Chris Christie and author Dan Brown Ridgewood author discusses his latest book and former schoolmates Chris Christie and Dan Brown Check out this story on northjersey.com: https://njersy.co/2xmLZCK .. read more..

No. 3 Oklahoma at Baylor notebook: Abdul Adams runs into record books
Saturday, September 23, 2017
Oklahoma was backed up on its own goal line late in the first quarter Saturday when Abdul Adams took a handoff and waited for a gap behind a strong-blocking offensive line. When he finally burst into the second level, Adams made one shimmy, and suddenly ... .. read more..

The 37 best young adult books we ever read
Saturday, September 23, 2017
The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase. Many of us look back on the "young adult" years of our life and remember both broad brush ... .. read more..

Books: Events for week of Sept. 24
Saturday, September 23, 2017
Introduction to the Internet: 9:30 a.m. to noon, EBR Main Library, 7711 Goodwood Blvd. Learn how to navigate the internet for fun and research. Create a Libby Account: 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., EBR Greenwell Springs Regional Branch Library, 11300 Greenwell ... .. read more..

Books Behind Bars
Saturday, September 23, 2017
Since 1982, Robert P. Doyle has edited the American Library Association’s Banned Books, a collection of thousands of titles that have been subject to censorship challenges. American Experience spoke to him about censorship, intellectual freedom, and the ... .. read more..

AA Milne, Christopher Robin and the curse of Winnie-the-Pooh
Saturday, September 23, 2017
Not only was AA Milne’s life eclipsed by the creation of Pooh Bear, so was that of his son, writes the screenwriter of the new biopic, Goodbye Christopher Robin As Quentin Crisp once pointed out in a lecture: if he were to bring a distinguished old Yorkshireman on stage, the audience might be per... .. read more..

So They Call You Pisher! by Michael Rosen review – Communism, Clive James and...
Saturday, September 23, 2017
A joyful mishmash of a memoir from the novelist and poet ranges from his parents fighting against fascists to Bob Dylan’s singing style ‘ I can see that, as a body of writing, it is a rag-bag of styles and genres,” Michael Rosen once said of his work. “But does it matter? I’m not trying to hoodwi... .. read more..

‘Not amused’: Princess Margaret’s misadventures in bohemia
Saturday, September 23, 2017
Picasso wanted to marry her, Gore Vidal defended her, but most writers and artists she met were spiteful about her behind her back – and, explains Craig Brown, she didn’t really like them much either She was drawn to bohemians, just as they were drawn to her. She liked the louche hours they kept,... .. read more..

In the event of a catastrophe, which books would you save?
Saturday, September 23, 2017
With Hurricane Irma headed straight for her house, Connie Ogle had to make some tough decisions. The most excruciating: Which books would she take? Which books would have to stay? And was there any way to protect the ones left behind? Ogle writes about ... .. read more..

Penelope Lively: ‘One of the pleasures of old age is the thought that I shall...
Saturday, September 23, 2017
The Booker prizewinning novelist tries to fit in a couple of hours of writing a day, but she no longer feels guilty if she would rather be in the garden What writing day? I am 84, for heaven’s sake. Which is not to say that I no longer write, simply that the concept of an ordered daily ritual is ... .. read more..

The Wizards of Once by Cressida Cowell review – a fantasia of ancient Britain
Saturday, September 23, 2017
A magical excursion into a land of mysterious forests, witches and warriors by the author of How to Train Your Dragon A hugely successful series is a hard act to follow. Those of us who loved Cressida Cowell’s brilliant How to Train Your Dragon books about Hiccup, his dragon Toothless a... .. read more..

A Skinful of Shadows by Frances Hardinge review – darkly splendid mystery
Saturday, September 23, 2017
The 2015 Costa prize winner is back with a worthy follow-up to The Lie Tree, set just before the English civil war Frances Hardinge’s last novel, The Lie Tree , won the overall Costa book award in 2015; the only other children’s book to have done so is Philip Pullman’s The Amber Spyglass , in 200... .. read more..

Can Benedict Cumberbatch make Ian McEwan work on TV?
Saturday, September 23, 2017
The Child in Time, starring Cumberbatch, kicks off a trio of adaptations that may make the author the most screen-friendly novelist of his generation Three decades after it won the Whitbread prize, Ian McEwan’s The Child in Time has become a TV film. It will be screened this weekend in the c... .. read more..

California school board will allow transgender books in elementary schools
Saturday, September 23, 2017
Should children in kindergarten be taught about transgender people? That’s the question at the center of a controversy that erupted in June after a transgender student at Rocklin Academy Gateway, a charter school in northern California, brought the ... .. read more..

Books: Lost in Korean-English translation, another winner from Celeste Ng, sc...
Saturday, September 23, 2017
Hi, I’m books editor Carolyn Kellogg, and this week, our books newsletter has gotten a little bit interactive. Read on to play. .. read more..

Two glasses of red wine every evening? Tick
Saturday, September 23, 2017
And if two glasses are good, only imagine the benefits that accrue to me from five By my reckoning, I must be the healthiest person in the country. Brisk 10-minute walk a day? Tick. Two glasses of red wine every evening? Tick. (And if two glasses are good, only imagine the benefits that accrue to... .. read more..

Go, Went, Gone by Jenny Erpenbeck review – humanising migration
Saturday, September 23, 2017
The plight of African asylum seekers in Europe is vividly drawn in this powerful, candid novel Displacement has moved beyond a literary theme; for millions, it is reality. The notion of war has been overtaken by upheaval, which forces desperate people to flee without hope of a fina... .. read more..

Slouching towards Biloxi: Joan Didion on life in America's south
Saturday, September 23, 2017
In 1970 the writer spent a month in the south because it seemed to represent the future of America. And now that we are ‘living though the scariest of times’, she has decided to publish her notebooks John and I were living on Franklin Avenue in Los Angeles. I had wanted to revisit the South, so w... .. read more..

Writing family stories: Jason Tougaw on his memoir 'The One You Get'
Friday, September 22, 2017
Jason Tougaw grew up gay in SoCal in the 1970s with a family that never fit in (a naked schizophrenic grandfather, famed declared-dead-but-not jockey Ralph Neves). .. read more..

How the bestseller 'The Vegetarian,' translated from Han Kang's original, cau...
Friday, September 22, 2017
Before publishing his famous Chinese poetry translation “Cathay” in 1915, Ezra Pound apparently had no knowledge of Chinese at all. Instead, he worked from second-hand notes by another translator, boldly imposing his Imagist vision on classical Chinese poetry. Not surprisingly, he made quite a... .. read more..

Annie Proulx wins high honour for writing on 'the beauty of rural America'
Friday, September 22, 2017
The Shipping News author joins previous winners of the National Book Foundation’s award such as Toni Morrison, Elmore Leonard and Norman Mailer The Shipping News author Annie Proulx has been named as the latest recipient of one of the highest honours in US fiction, the Medal for Distinguished Con... .. read more..

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