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Publish and be damned. Don't publish and be damned

Publish and be damned. Don't publish and be damned

Is it right for publishers and booksellers to turn their back on certain authors and their books?

  • by Jason Steger

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Obama's memoir is an elegant elegy for the fraying thread that links the US

Obama's memoir is an elegant elegy for the fraying thread that links the US

Barack Obama's first volume of memoirs runs to the end of his first term in the White House when he led the US at a time when the post-war consensus in the country was breaking down.

  • by James Curran
Picture book gives children insight into Black Lives Matter

Picture book gives children insight into Black Lives Matter

Maxine Beneba Clarke has written and illustrated a book for children explaining the importance of the Black Lives Matter movement.

  • by Jason Steger
Unflinching in its detail, Shuggie Bain is a worthy Booker Prize winner
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Unflinching in its detail, Shuggie Bain is a worthy Booker Prize winner

Douglas Stuart's first novel won this year's Booker Prize

  • by Stephanie Bunbury
How bookshops kept us afloat through lockdown

How bookshops kept us afloat through lockdown

I’ve loved bookshops for years. But I hadn’t fully appreciated their role until the pandemic lockdown.

  • by Imbi Neeme
Across the racial divide, Marilynne Robinson's ill-fated love story
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Across the racial divide, Marilynne Robinson's ill-fated love story

The Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist returns to a character we have met previously in her great series of interlinked novels.

  • by Morag Fraser
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A medium rare and the stakes are high: Kate Summerscale's new mystery
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A medium rare and the stakes are high: Kate Summerscale's new mystery

The true-crime writer's latest intriguing case involves poltergeists and psychic investigation.

  • by Lucy Sussex
Art and the question of vanishing acts
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Art and the question of vanishing acts

Philip Salom's latest novel is ''a tall story of a tall story''.

  • by Declan Fry
No, Breaker Morant doesn't deserve a pardon. He was a war criminal

No, Breaker Morant doesn't deserve a pardon. He was a war criminal

Peter FitzSimons' latest effervescent history tells the story of the man they called the Breaker.

  • by Tom Richardson
An innocent's voice brings home consequences of trauma
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An innocent's voice brings home consequences of trauma

Sofie Laguna's latest novel pictures the catastrophic impact in the later life of a child who has experienced terrible abuse.

  • by Louise Swinn
More than a case of missing undies, Disher's latest is sheer class
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More than a case of missing undies, Disher's latest is sheer class

With his third in a new series Garry Disher has produced another gem of a crime novel.

  • by Sue Turnbull