London literary life excludes northern writers, prize organisers say | Books

London literary life excludes northern writers, prize organisers say | Books

Northern writers still face a struggle to make it in the London-centric literary world, the organisers of a regional literary prize have said. Claire Malcolm, founder and chief executive of New Writing... Read more »
Compton in My Soul: A Life in Pursuit of Racial Equality

Compton in My Soul: A Life in Pursuit of Racial Equality

Lessons and inspiration from a lifetime of teaching about race and ethnic relations When Al Camarillo grew up in Compton, California, racial segregation was the rule. His relatives were among the first... Read more »
‘Her stories are life itself’: Yiyun Li on the genius of Alice Munro | Books

‘Her stories are life itself’: Yiyun Li on the genius of Alice Munro | Books

Two days after Alice Munro died, I went to an event in New York, and found myself among strangers. A woman asked me if I’d heard that the great “Janet Munro” had... Read more »
Radiant: The Life and Line of Keith Haring by Brad Gooch review – from the subway to the gift shop | Biography books

Radiant: The Life and Line of Keith Haring by Brad Gooch review – from the subway to the gift shop | Biography books

Keith Haring’s career began underground, but soon zoomed to stratospheric altitudes. His cartoons of irradiated babies, attributed to an anonymous scribbler known as Chalkman, began to crawl along the walls of New... Read more »
Life with Schizoaffective Disorder – National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)

Life with Schizoaffective Disorder – National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)

March 11, 2024 • Feature Story • 75th Anniversary This story is part of a special 75th Anniversary series featuring the experiences of people living with mental illnesses. The opinions of the... Read more »
The big idea: this simple behavioural trick can help you get more out of life | Psychology

The big idea: this simple behavioural trick can help you get more out of life | Psychology

Imagine you’re out for dinner at your favourite restaurant and the waiter seats you at the best table. It is nice and quiet, so you can have a pleasant conversation with your... Read more »
Patrick Langley Reads “Life with Spider”

Patrick Langley Reads “Life with Spider”

Listen and subscribe: Apple | Spotify | Google | Wherever You Listen Sign up to receive our weekly Books & Fiction newsletter. Patrick Langley reads his story “Life with Spider,” from the... Read more »
Patrick Langley Reads “Life with Spider”

Sister-in-law’s letters provide insights into Charles Dickens’ life and legacy | Books

A collection of letters from one of Charles Dickens’ most valued confidantes will go on display in London for the first time this week to mark 212 years since the literary giant’s... Read more »
Life inside the Fiction Factory: Dan Sinykin on Conglomerate Publishing

Life inside the Fiction Factory: Dan Sinykin on Conglomerate Publishing

For the average reader who loves getting lost in books, there’s usually no reason to pay much attention to the shifts occurring in the industry that undergirds their passion. But that doesn’t... Read more »
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