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Best comics and graphic novels of 2021

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Over the last 12 maande, graphic novels have explored everything from injustice to hedonism. But perhaps unsurprisingly in a year that saw many reflect on their lives, a crop of fine memoirs dominated the shelves. Die...

Most people flee the suburbs, but nowhere land is the perfect backdrop for my novels

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It’s early December and in my corner of southeast London the Christmas illuminations are going up. Garden gnomes may have fallen out of fashion, but their seasonal equivalent, inflatable Santas, are very much in evide...

Richard Osman’s second book is one of the fastest-selling novels since records began

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Richard Osman’s follow-up to The Thursday Murder Club, The Man Who Died Twice, has become one of the fastest-selling novels since records began. Published on 16 September, The Man Who Died Twice continues the adventur...

Sally Rooney novels pulled from Israeli bookstores after translation boycott

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Books by Sally Rooney will no longer be sold in two Israeli bookshop chains, after the acclaimed writer’s decision not to sell translation rights for her most recent novel to an Israeli publisher. Rooney’s novels were...

The best graphic novels of 2021

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I’ve read some crazily good graphic novels this year: sad comics, funny comics, exquisitely drawn comics. But it was probably Esther’s Notebooks by Riad Sattouf (translated by Sam Taylor), the first three volumes of w...

Top 10 novels about long-distance relationships

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The problem of being separated from the person you love is as old as transport. Maar 50 jare terug, international telephone conversations were off the table. Thirty years ago: no internet. My grandad proposed by letter,...

Top 10 novels about novelists

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Writers writing about writers: the fact that there’s a lot of it about should perhaps come as no surprise. From the likes of Jack Torrance in The Shining to Paul Morris in Sabine Durrant’s Lie With Me, writers in fict...

Top 10 novels of the 1930s

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Being asked to curate a list of the best 10 novels of the 1930s is rather like being invited to tap-dance on a crocodile’s back: impossible to achieve and even harder to fake. But here goes. Below is my list, but ther...

Top 10 novels set in villages

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What comes to mind when you think of a village, no matter where in the world it’s located? Perhaps a place where everyone knows everyone else’s business? A place that is small enough to let an eccentric or two stand o...

Top 10 true crime novels

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Fictionalised true crime is an odd sub-genre containing either very bad or absolutely fantastic books. They go beyond the non-fiction recitation of known facts to imagine the subjective experience of the actors, they ...