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Jack Kerouac

Lost in America: A Dead-end Journey

Lost in America: A Dead-end Journey by Colby Buzzell Harper

In his new travelogue Lost in America, 30-something San Franciscan Colby Buzzell claims to be 'a mop prodigy': good at wielding a mop.

Sunday, 21 August, 2011, 12:00am

Scrolling down the years

Jack Kerouac boasted that he wrote On the Road in three weeks - a comment that led Truman Capote to disparagingly remark: 'That's not writing; that's typing.'

16 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

Spit lit

A STATUE HAS never been erected in honour of a critic, savaged novelists sometimes say. Dale Peck is more like a candidate for the voodoo-doll-and-pins treatment. By his own admission, he is 'the most hated man in literature', renowned for ferocious attacks. Victims include Don Delillo, Jim Crace and, notoriously, Rick Moody.

20 Jun 2004 - 12:00am

Q&A

Steve Bowkett was born and brought up in South Wales in Britain. He taught English for 20 years and now works fulltime as a writer, hypnotherapist and creative writing tutor. Ice is his latest book

Describe Ice [Orion].

A saga of the next ice age that tells of one boy's exploration of that bleak world and his own dreams and nightmares.

28 Jul 2001 - 12:00am