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Killer of children’s author goes on trial charged with murdering wife

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The man who killed the children’s author Helen Bailey in 2016 has gone on trial charged with murdering his wife six years earlier in an incident he claimed was an epileptic fit. Ian Stewart, 61, is charged with the mu...

S2 E7: Bernardine Evaristo, skrywer

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Next over to Grace’s is award-winning author Bernardine Evaristo. She talks about being fed as one of eight children, her bohemian years filled with art and sex, and the comfort foods that have seen her through. She a...

Skrywer Preti Taneja toe sy besef het dat sy die Fishmongers' Hall-aanvaller geleer het: 'Ons was almal onveilig'

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Dit was eers die oggend ná die terreuraanval by Fishmongers’ Hall, Londen, in 2019, dat Preti Taneja besef het sy ken die oortreder. Haar maat het sy naam uit 'n nuusberig oor ontbyt voorgelees: Usman Kh...

Outlander author Diana Gabaldon: ‘I needed Scotsmen because of the kilt factor’

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Writing a novel shouldn’t have been high on Diana Gabaldon’s list of priorities in the late 1980s. She already had two jobs, as a university professor at Arizona State, with an expertise in scientific computation, en ...

Social media helped me face cancer, says Chocolat author Joanne Harris

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Social media can be a force for good when it becomes a place for honest discussion about illness, author Joanne Harris is to argue in a candid radio interview. Harris, known for her bestselling 1999 book Chocolat, suf...

‘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-LP slaan terug op misbruik deur ondersteuners van die Poolse ver-regse skrywer

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Die Labour-LP Rupa Huq het teruggekap teen rassistiese mishandeling wat sy aanlyn ontvang het van ondersteuners van die Poolse regse joernalis en ideoloog Rafał Ziemkiewicz, wat verlede Saterdag verhinder is om die VK binne te gaan. Sh...

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

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Carlo Collodi is remembered today for Pinocchio, syne 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, skrywer

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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 die somer van 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, sterf bejaardes 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, is oorlede op ouderdom ...

Janet Malcolm, author of The Journalist and the Murderer, sterf bejaardes 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, is oorlede op ouderdom ...

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