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National Book Awards 2021: Robert Jones Jr and Lauren Groff among finalists

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The finalists for this year’s National Book Awards have been announced, including nominations for Lauren Groff, Robert Jones Jr and Anthony Doerr. The 25 finalists are spread over five categories: fiction, non-fiction...

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...

Lauren Groff on Fates and Furies: ‘I thought it would be interesting to write a book questioning marriage’

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I began Fates and Furies during the long, hot Florida summer of 2008. I was in a strange liminal space between the spring publication of my first novel, The Monsters of Templeton, and the birth of my first son at the ...

Lauren Groff: ‘I often get very lonely because my job is very lonely’

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Lauren Groff, 43, grew up in Cooperstown, New York, a place she fictionalised as a picture-perfect town in her bestselling debut novel, The Monsters of Templeton (2008). Her second novel, Arcadia (2012), explored the ...

Lauren Elkin: ‘I felt like I was in De Beauvoir’s body’

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Lauren Elkin, 42, grew up in Long Island, New York, and since 2016 has lived between Paris and Liverpool. Her first book, Flâneuse: Women Walk the City in Paris, New York, Tokyo, Venice and London, was shortlisted for...

Lauren Price strikes boxing gold to win Britain’s final medal of Tokyo Games

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Lauren Price’s Olympic journey started 11 long days ago in the quiet preliminary rounds of this gripping middleweight competition. Amid all of the inevitable pressure, nerves and excitement, she both navigated unanimo...

Team GB’s Lauren Price turns semi around to reach Olympic middleweight final

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Lauren Price delivered a huge last round to win her middleweight boxing semi-final against Dutch rival Nouchka Fontijn and reach the Olympic final. Price, who controversially beat Fontijn in the 2019 world final afte...

Lauren Price joins Karriss Artingstall in securing Olympic boxing bronze

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Great Britain’s Lauren Price secured at least a bronze in the women’s middleweight boxing and Karriss Artingstall had to settle for a medal of the same colour after her defeat in the semi-finals of the featherweight c...

Team GB’s Lauren Williams wins taekwondo silver as Jelic takes gold

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Great Britain’s Lauren Williams has secured a taekwondo 67kg silver medal at the Tokyo Olympic Games, having looked on course for a final triumph against Matea Jelic of Croatia. The 22-year-old Welsh competitor had b...

This week’s new tracks: Lauren Aquilina, Paris Texas, The Offspring

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As the UK gets back to normal – and by normal, we mean dividing into “organised people who booked a table at the pub” and “disorganised people annoyed at having to book” – the question is: are you emotionally prepare...

Burnley’s Lauren Bracewell: ‘United is the biggest game for most of us’

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“I’ll let you have a guess,” says Lauren Bracewell, smiling. Burnley’s goalkeeper has just been asked about the type of tactics Manchester United can expect from their hosts when Casey Stoney’s side visit east Lancash...