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I write while my children steal cars and rob houses: the awful human cost of racist stereotypes

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As I write this article, my children are stealing cars and robbing houses, I suppose. I am an Indigenous father – so, doesn’t that tell you everything you need to know about me as a parent, and about my children’s cap...

Lydia Davis: ‘I write it the way I want to write it’

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Index Entry, the shortest of the very short stories for which the American writer Lydia Davis is best known, runs to just four words: “Christian, I’m not a”. When Davis won the Man Booker International prize in 2013, ...

‘They would help me write, as cats do, by climbing on to the keyboard’: Margaret Atwood on her feline familiars

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I was a cat-deprived young child. I longed for a kitten, but was denied one: we spent two-thirds of every year in the north woods of Canada, so if we took the cat with us it would run away and get lost and be eaten by...

‘Why do I want to write about these awful, rich, evil people?': the making of Succession

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Presto 2016, Peep Show co-creator Jesse Armstrong pitched his first solo project as a showrunner to HBO. Inspired by an unaired screenplay about Rupert Murdoch he had written a decade before, as well as other influe...

‘Spiritual medicine’: orchestra helps people with dementia write music

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On paper, it may seem like an odd pairing: the Manchester Camerata, one of Europe’s most renowned orchestras, and Gorton, the tough Manchester suburb where Shameless was filmed. Though a £100m regeneration project has...

Jonathan Franzen: ‘I just write it like I see it and that gets me in trouble’

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IT IS 11AM PACIFIC TIME and Jonathan Franzen has just turned on the light. “Special occasion,” he says drily of our video call. A sliver of sunshine dares to creep under the venetian blind at the window. “I’m vampiric...

Anthony Doerr: ‘Rather than write what I know, I write what I want to know’

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Anthony Doerr, 47, is the author of six books, including All the Light We Cannot See, which won the Pulitzer prize for fiction in 2015. The story of a blind French girl and an orphaned German boy during the second wor...

Nadine Dorries should write what she likes. And I’ll read what I like

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In the latest tedious round of the culture war, I did not expect to be taking a position on the books of the new culture secretary, Nadine Dorries, whose defenders point to her being a prolific novelist as evidence of...

Roger Federer will hate taste of bagel, but it is too soon to write him off

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Roger Federer has experienced so many different emotions over his 22-year Wimbledon career, unfettered joy and crushing despair alike, but as he stepped out to the baseline on Centre Court and served to stay in the ma...

In lettera: The Hummingbird; 34 Patients; Kant’s Little Prussian Head and Other Reasons Why I Write

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Sandro Veronesi, translated by Elena PalaWeidenfeld & Nicolson, £14.99, pp304 The phrase “summer reading” sometimes carries snobbish overtones, but this is the kind of novel that the season is made for: instantly...

‘Just write STOP’: the teenager helping Polish women flee abuse

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In April 2020, weeks after Poland went into its first Covid-19 lockdown, Krysia Paszko, a 17-year-old high school pupil, watched a TV report about Europe’s surge in domestic violence cases, which had increased by up t...