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The Song of Achilles

One of my professors once remarked that writing mythological fiction is a very easy and lazy thing to do. ‘You’re taking a plot that’s already laid out for you,’ she said, ‘and pretending that, by shifting to a different character’s view point, you’re creating something wholly new. 1,173 more words

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I Want To Be Respected In All of My Femaleness

“You know how to light dark skin?” This question was thrown to the photographer during one of Chimamanda’s interviews. A discussion then followed, about camera lenses preferring matt over glossy lips and if the lighting favoured dark skin. 1,131 more words


Tackling the big issues: Lionel Shriver writes fat


BIG BROTHER by Lionel Shriver                        Harper Collins  $29.99

In her career, Lionel Shriver has never shrunk away from tackling confronting topics. The Orange Prize-winner of the best-selling… 794 more words

The Bailey Prize (formerly the Orange Prize) longlist is out. Lots to catch up on. I love this prize list for its tips on international authors whom we may not know–yet. 134 more words

Jhumpa Lahiri's 'Lowland' in top UK prize longlist

(New Delhi, Mar 7, 2014) Works by Pulitzer Prize-winning Indian American novelist Jhumpa Lahiri and Pakistani author Fatima Bhutto figure in the 20-book longlist for this year’s Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction. 245 more words


The Amber Fury - Natalie Haynes

I have always liked Natalie Haynes, when I have seen her on the telly being very funny or talking on the BBC’s Review Show (which should be on more regularly and back on the mainstream Beeb) I have always found her thoughts really insightful. 975 more words