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‘My life in the mafia’s shadow’: Italy’s most hunted author, Robert Saviano

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On a Friday in autumn 2006, local newspapers and prosecutors in Italy’s south-western region of Campania received the same anonymous letter. Computer-typed and delivered by hand in the early morning, it detailed the N...

Labour MP hits back at abuse from supporters of Polish far-right author

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The Labour MP Rupa Huq has hit back against racist abuse she received online from supporters of the Polish rightwing journalist and ideologue Rafał Ziemkiewicz, who was prevented from entering the UK last Saturday. Sh...

Incest story by Pinocchio author published in English for the first time

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Carlo Collodi is remembered today for Pinocchio, his 1881 children’s story about a puppet who turns into a real boy, immortalised on screen by Disney. Now another magical tale from the author is set to be published in...

How to Be an Antiracist author Ibram X Kendi awarded MacArthur ‘genius grant’

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The bestselling historian Ibram X Kendi has been awarded a $625,000 (£460,000) MacArthur “genius grant” for his work on redressing racism in the US. Kendi, the author of the bestseller How to Be an Antiracist, is one ...

‘American democracy will continue to be tested’: Peril author Robert Costa on Trump, the big lie and 2024

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It is nearly half a century since Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein became the world’s most famous journalistic double act, immortalized by Robert Redford and Dustin Hoffman in the film All the President’s Men. But Wood...

Charlie and Lola author Lauren Child says children’s books should be taken seriously

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Charlie and Lola creator Lauren Child is calling for attitudes towards children’s books to change, criticising the “lazy” assumption that “creating work with children in mind is easier or less demanding”. The former c...

S1 E8: Candice Carty-Williams, author

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Grace’s guest on Comfort Eating this week is the award-winning author Candice Carty-Williams, who talks about some of the most important moments in her life – and the comfort food that has seen her through them. They ...

Sarah Perry: As an author, I felt useless in the pandemic. So I trained to be a vaccinator

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Earlier this year – lockdown three: no sign of spring – I travelled to an airport to try to be good. Dogged for months by the sense of my own uselessness, and having wept with relief and accumulated sorrow when the fi...

‘A terrifying precedent’: author describes struggle to publish British army history

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In the summer of 2015, journalist Simon Akam was thrilled when Penguin Random House (PRH) imprint William Heinemann won a five-way auction to publish his book, The Changing of the Guard. It promised to be an “explosiv...

Janet Malcolm, author of The Journalist and the Murderer, dies aged 86

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Janet Malcolm, the American journalist who dissected the relationship between the writer and their subject in books including The Journalist and the Murderer, In the Freud Archives and The Silent Woman, has died aged ...

Janet Malcolm, author of The Journalist and the Murderer, dies aged 87

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Janet Malcolm, the American journalist who dissected the relationship between the writer and their subject in books including The Journalist and the Murderer, In the Freud Archives and The Silent Woman, has died aged ...

Jacinda Ardern criticises new biography, saying author misled her

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Jacinda Ardern has distanced herself from a recently released biography documenting her leadership style, less than a week after joining widespread criticism of a film that focuses on her role leading New Zealand duri...

FSB agents who tracked Navalny before poisoning also tailed author – Bellingcat

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Russian agents who had tailed opposition leader Alexei Navalny before his poisoning also shadowed a journalist who had earlier fallen severely ill with similar symptoms, according to the investigative organisation Bel...

‘I’m still alive’: Gomorrah author hails court victory over mafia threats

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The internationally renowned anti-mafia writer Roberto Saviano has declared that “journalism has been vindicated; words are vindicated – and so am I”, after a landmark judgment in Rome over threats to his life. Judges...

‘Damned bastards – I’m still alive’: Gomorrah author hails court victory over mafia threats

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The internationally renowned anti-mafia writer Roberto Saviano has declared that “journalism has been vindicated; words are vindicated – and so am I”, after a landmark judgment in Rome over threats to his life. Judges...

Shadow and Bone author Leigh Bardugo: ‘People sneer at the things women and girls love’

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When Leigh Bardugo first came face to face with her characters, she wept. In a video that was uploaded everywhere from YouTube to TikTok, the author stepped on to the Budapest set of Netflix’s Shadow and Bone and embr...

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