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Recommended Reads Round-Up

The Reader magazine has always prided itself on being the magazine to turn to when you don't know what to…

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Cheltenham Literature Festival: Leaving the Writers’ Room

Lunchtime on Sunday and I am sitting at one of the small round tables in the Writers' Room having something…

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Cheltenham Literature Festival: A Question of Interpretation

Yesterday morning, Nicolette Jones chaired a riveting discussion between authors Blake Morrison and Jonathan Coe about the position of the…

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Featured Poem: Ode to the West Wind

Autumn is making its presence felt: the leaves are turning, the nights are drawing in and the temperature is dropping.…

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Cheltenham Literature Festival: Conflict and resolution

This is not to say that there have been enraged confrontations and then gracious reconciliations at the festival, rather that…

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Doris Lessing wins Nobel Prize

Jane Davis is Director of The Reader and seems to have enough energy to run a small town. She writes:…

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Recommended Reads: Casino Royale

This recommendation of Ian Fleming's Casino Royale was posted by Anna Maddison. Anna is currently researching a PhD on Dante…

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Cheltenham Literature Festival: New Writing

Radio 4 has commissioned a series of short stories, collectively called Transformations, to be presented each evening this week at…

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Poppy Shakespeare Giveaway

Back in July we highlighted Poppy Shakespeare by Clare Allan as one of our 'recommended reads' (To read the recommendation…

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Cheltenham Literature Festival: Life Lines

Life Lines is an audio poetry anthology of some of the best poets writing in the English language today, including…

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Featured Poem: The Stone Beach

In the last of our poetry recommendations for this week Reader outreach worker and Reader Online editor Katie Peters chooses…

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Featured Poem: Morning Mudslinging

Marion Leibl has chosen 'Morning Mudslinging' by Erich Fried as our featured poem for today. She writes: 'Sometimes I meet…

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