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The most memorable book this year

The most memorable book this year

May 7, 2009

Angela Meyer reviews American Rust, a tale of adventure, mystery, elements of danger, and notions of honour, love, truth and sacrifice.

In which First Dog writes a poem…

May 5, 2009

In today’s editorial meeting while everyone was talking about the ETS. So I wrote a poem, writes Mr Onthemoon.

Banned in Beirut

May 3, 2009

Despite being named UNESCO's 2009 World Book Capital City, a long list of books, films and music are banned in Beirut.

Obama’s fictional pick

Obama’s fictional pick

April 30, 2009

The president said he is "sick of briefing books" and is reading Netherland by the Irish author Joseph O'Neill. The 2008 novel features a Dutchman living in NYC after the 9/11 attacks.

Heaven and Earth: a tale of two books

April 28, 2009

When someone claims an entire field of science is built on lies they’re not picking a fight with a handful of individuals, but with thousands, writes Stephen Luntz.

Betting closes on Britain’s next poet laureate

April 28, 2009

Question remains: is there anything the Brits won't bet on?

Neil Gaiman writes a final ‘love letter to Batman’

April 27, 2009

Acclaimed comic-book writer Neil Gaiman is burying Batman, but not before he pens a final "love letter" to the Dark Knight.

10 cursed second novels

April 24, 2009

Frazier's Cold Mountain sold in bucketloads and he received an $8million advance for Thirteen Moons. It flopped.

Farewell to the paper page…

April 24, 2009

The digital revolution can squeeze the text of dozens of books into a little box, though you do not experience the sensual anticipation of turning a paper page, and it is dangerous to read in the bath.

Review: Ian Plimer’s Heaven and Earth

April 24, 2009

Barry Brooks critiques Ian Plimer's book Heaven and Earth.