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Armistead Maupin in Liverpool on July 4, 2007

On Independence Day 2007, Armistead Maupin, one of America’s greatest living gay writers will be appearing at a special event…

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Philip Pullman–Favourite Children’s Novelist

To mark the 70th award of the Carnegie Medal, the annual award for children's writers, Philip Pullman has been voted…

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Are you deciding what to read?

As an inveterate browser of bookshops I've only occasionally allowed myself to be sucked in by the 3-for-2 deals on…

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Strangers and Strange Worlds: Readers’ Day Saturday 7th July 2007

Hosted by The Reader in association with Archbishop Blanch High School. If you love reading then you'll love the Readers'…

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Michael Rosen on Reading for Pleasure

Michael Rosen, who was appointed Children's Laureate yesterday, is well known as a critic of British education policy, especially when…

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Find Time to Read

When academics and teachers get together one of the most common complaints they have about their students is that "young…

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Orange Prize Winners Announced

The winners of the Orange Prize were announced last night at the Royal Festival Hall on London’s South Bank. Nigerian…

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The Poetry of Les Murray

Les Murray, sometimes of this parish, features in this week's New Yorker in a review article by Dan Chiasson. Chiasson…

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Underground Books

One theory about how to get people reading is that if you put books in front of them they will…

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Middle Ages Tech Support

New technology is never easy.

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Getting into Reading in Runcorn

Helen Tookey On Saturday The Reader ran a readers’ day at the fantastic Brindley theatre and arts centre in Runcorn,…

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Going for Gold

by Katie Peters The organisers of the Carnegie gold medal for children’s writing yesterday, librarians’ institute CILIP, last week issued…

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