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Issue 31 links: The Magazine in the World

Written by jen, 19th October 2008

Now that issue 31 of The Reader is out, readers may be interested to follow up the activities and events of the writers featured in the magazine. 

Can you make it to the Liverpool Playhouse this October? Frank Cottrell Boyce, writer of the brilliant short story 'Accelerate' in the current issue of The Reader, has his first play Proper Clever on at the Playhouse this Autumn (3 Oct–25 Oct, 7.00, evenings.) The play is about the school lives of teenagers, and is directed by Everyman and Playhouse associate director Serdar Bilis. 

‘Claire and her gang are proper clever… and they know it. They’re friends… and they’re sure of it. They’re watching from the sidelines… and they have a plan. Then Bex, stumbles into their virtual world. Sad and desperate she’s the perfect test for their experiment, one that will bring down the most popular girl in school.'

Jeffrey Wainwright's new collection is Clarity or Death (Carcanet), and you can read about it here.

Howard Jacobson's tenth novel, The Act of Love (Jonathan Cape, ISBN 978-0224086097) is a raunchy read about a husband’s desire for marital infidelity. The twist is that the perfectly ill-named Felix longs for his wife to have the affair.

We will remind you again closer to the time, but those of you with very busy lives might like to note down somewhere safe that Janet Suzman will be directing Antony and Cleopatra at the Liverpool Playhouse in the Autumn of next year. 

Posted by Sarah Coley

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