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‘Unflinching’ debut written ‘for something to do’ during lockdown wins top book prize

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First Nations writers and female authors have dominated the 2022 Australian Book Industry Association’s (Abia) annual awards, with a debut novel by one of the nation’s most promising young writers taking out top honou...

Nightcrawling by Leila Mottley review – a dazzling debut

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When asked how to write in a world dominated by a white culture, Toni Morrison once responded: “By trying to alter language, simply to free it up, not to repress or confine it … Tease it. Blast its racist straitjacket...

The Bob’s Burgers Movie review – long-running cartoon makes amiable big-screen debut

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Few shows know exactly what they are from the first episode and fewer still experience no drop-off from one season to the next, especially when they’re not serialized. Yet Bob’s Burgers, currently 12 seasons and over ...

Things They Lost by Okwiri Oduor review – a magical debut

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It’s the 1980s and 12-year-old Ayosa Ataraxis Brown lives in the fictional town of Mapeli, in the hills and forests of Kenya’s Rift valley. She declares herself “the loneliest girl in the world”, with only a transisto...

The Quiet Girl review – exquisite debut drama set in rural Ireland

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It seems a modest little story at first, a cinematic wallflower content to cling to the corners of its tight, boxed-in aspect ratio, rather than thrust itself on to the audience. But while The Quiet Girl, Colm Bairéad...

Debut novelist wins £20,000 Dylan Thomas prize for No One Is Talking About This

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American novelist, poet and essayist Patricia Lockwood has won the £20,000 Swansea University Dylan Thomas prize for her “searingly witty and innovative take on modern day internet culture”. The prize, awarded to Lock...

The Novice review – stunning debut passes the university challenge

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There’s a voice inside the head of college freshman Alex (a remarkable, physically and mentally committed Isabelle Fuhrman) that drives her. Hectoring, inescapable: this inner voice is the reason she chose to major in...

Alexander Bryson: The Alexander Bryson Trio review – dazzling debut

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You’d have to think back a long way to name a jazz piano trio with a more impressive debut than this. It depends, I suppose, on exactly what you’re looking for, but if that includes an imaginative choice of material, ...

Five debut novels make Women’s prize for fiction longlist

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Five debut novels have been longlisted for the 2022 Women’s prize for fiction, including Build Your House Around My Body by Violet Kupersmith, called “marvellous and confounding” by the Guardian, and Barack Obama’s bo...

Taron Egerton to return ‘with a vengeance’ after fainting during West End debut

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The actor Taron Egerton has said he will return to the stage “with a vengeance” on Monday night after he fainted during the first performance of his West End debut in the play Cock by Mike Bartlett. Egerton, best know...

When We Were Birds by Ayanna Lloyd Banwo review – a deeply satisfying debut

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A love story, a ghost story, a thriller: Ayanna Lloyd Banwo’s radiant first novel embraces elements of multiple genres, binding them through incantatory language steeped in the rhythms, fables and spirituality of her ...

Defenestrate by Renée Branum review – a riddling and original debut about twins

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Twins are everywhere in fiction at the moment, from Brit Bennett’s bestseller The Vanishing Half to Claire Fuller’s Costa award-winning Unsettled Ground. The challenge for any novelist, ovviamente, is not merely to use...

An Adventure review – epic trek from India to England with a stunning debut

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Early on in this three-act, two-interval, three-hour-long piece, protagonist Jyoti laments that stories like hers don’t get told. This piece goes some way to redressing the balance. Vinay Patel’s An Adventure was firs...

Mercia’s Take by Daniel Wiles review – a brilliant debut

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Michael Cash is a hewer – he descends into the subterranean shafts and tunnels of the Black Country to swing a pickaxe at the seams of coal that run there. If a more perilous occupation exists in England in the 1870s,...

Palm Trees and Power Lines review – an unnerving, remarkable debut

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Palm Trees and Power Lines, a remarkably sharp-eyed and bruising debut from writer-director Jamie Dack, opens in the distended, languid stretch of a teenage summer. Lea, played in a stunning first turn by newcomer Lil...

Sylvia Hoffman: unlikely Team USA bobsledder readies for Olympic debut

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Three years ago, Sylvia Hoffman tried out for NBC’s second season of The Next Olympic Hopeful for one last shot at becoming an Olympic athlete. After tryouts, she laid on a foam roller, stretching out, when she heard ...

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