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  1. Lifestyle - Books - BOOKS

    E-books/audiobooks review: fiction

    Posted Apr 07th 2013, 12:00am by James Kidd

    ... if not completely successful slice of psychological thriller topped by a dollop of meta-fiction. Our protagonists are siblings Grace and Andrew Easton. Grace is researching a PhD on 19th-century women's fiction. Andrew has just arrived at their swanky Hampstead house with new boyfriend James, a handsome novelist. James and Grace argue from the start: he takes offence at her work ...

  2. News - World - BOOKS

    Hilary Mantel makes history with second Booker fiction prize

    Posted Oct 17th 2012, 07:27am by Reuters in London

    ... Reuters in London Hilary Mantel wrote herself into the history books on Tuesday, becoming the first woman and first Briton to win the coveted Man Booker prize for fiction twice with Bring ... Stothard described Mantel as the “greatest modern English prose writer” and told reporters she had rewritten the art of historical fiction. Wolf Hall, her re-imagining of the rise of blacksmith’s ...

  3. Lifestyle - Books - BOOKS

    Books: Q&A with Shatrujeet Nath

    Posted Jun 30th 2013, 12:00am by Charukesi Ramadurai

    ... with spies, gangsters and terrorists. Full of unexpected twists and turns, the novel prompted a commentator to call it "a rare work of fiction that could actually be the truth". Nath talks to Charukesi Ramadurai.   You were a business journalist before you left your job to write fiction. How has this change been for you? I think the change is refreshing and much needed. I had stopped ...

  4. Lifestyle - Books - BOOKS

    Forever young, sadly

    Posted Jun 30th 2013, 05:15pm by James Kidd

    ... Neil Gaiman has won a reputation for telling tales that excite, provoke and cross genres with ease: graphic novels, children’s writing, fantasy, screenplays, science and literary fiction ... self-obsession that underlies the story. Perhaps lines shouldn’t be drawn between children’s writing and adult fiction, but does that mean there are no differences at all? The Ocean at the End ...

  5. Lifestyle - Books - BOOKS

    Hong Kong, by the books

    Posted May 05th 2013, 12:00am by James Kidd

    ... include Hong Kong's lack of interest in literary fiction, its preoccupation with commerce not culture, and- more fruitfully- the sheer elusiveness of the place. Western writers tend ... low tolerance for high art: the narrator-protagonist complains that only pulp fiction survives in Hong Kong. The Hong Kong of Intersection is in constant change: stock market fluctuations, ...

  6. Lifestyle - Books - BOOKS

    Corporate shenanigans kick start a writing career

    Posted Feb 17th 2013, 12:00am by MISCHA

    ... to categorise fiction so I call them legal thrillers. All good books start with a conflict. With crime, conflicts start a narrative and plot that becomes a framework to hang intriguing tales on. I find ... fiction. Do you find that not all readers can separate fiction from reality? In Singapore everything that is not unreserved praise is seen as a criticism. After the first book, ...

  7. Lifestyle - Books - BOOKS

    Starved nation tucks into a feast of words at Myanmar book festival

    Posted Feb 17th 2013, 12:00am by Kate Whitehead

    ... by fictional characters and writers, not just political leaders Aung San Suu Kyi Not only was the format new to some, and many of the writers new to each other, but even the audience wasn't ... friends apparently also gave her courage, as had many other fictional characters. In preparing for her talk, she was surprised to discover the impact fiction has had on her life, Suu Kyi says. ...

  8. Lifestyle - Books - BOOKS

    All's not well on the home front

    Posted May 12th 2013, 12:00am by Julian Ryall

    ... and social response to a calamity on the scale that Murakami- who won the Yomiuri Prize for Fiction in 1997 for In the Miso Soup- posits in the book. Set in a Japan of the immediate future, ... the "godfather to the dark heart of modern Japanese fiction" by The Guardian, and a great deal of his work is founded on reality in modern-day Japan. While Ando, Shinohara and Toyohara are products ...

  9. Lifestyle - Books - BOOKS

    Decoding the great Fitzgerald

    Posted Jul 07th 2013, 12:00am by GDN

    ... Theo Tait Analysis of possible sources and inspirations throws new light on the intricacies of 'Gatsby', writes Theo Tait Decoding the great Fitzgerald Careless People  by Sarah Churchwell     Virago When F. Scott Fitzgerald died in 1940, he was, in the words of his biographer Matthew J. Bruccoli, "an unemployed screenwriter", whose fiction was largely ignored, ...

  10. Lifestyle - Books - BOOKS

    Hard to put down- a hectic but rewarding year in books

    Posted Dec 30th 2012, 12:00am by James Kidd

    ... provides "a convincing and scathing revision of 50 years of propaganda … instead of communism's poster-happy history". The big non-fiction book to emerge from China provided ... gripped like a leather glove around your unmentionables. Her 50 Shades of Grey is now officially the most popular work of adult fiction in Britain. Whether this is a cause for celebration ...




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