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Cheltenham Literature Festival

The time has come for me to leave The Reader office, pack my bags and head to Cheltenham for this…

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Literature

Reader Editor Philip Davis on BBC Radio 3

Tomorrow (Friday October 5) Philip Davis, editor of The Reader magazine, is going to be talking with Ian Macmillan about…

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Literature

Featured Poem: The Dream

Today is National Poetry Day and this year its focus is dreams, a subject that poets (and readers alike) are…

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Literature

Sean O’Brien Wins the Forward Poetry Prize

Sean O'Brien has become the first person to win the Forward Poetry Prize three times, picking up the £10,000 poobah…

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Literature

Recommended Reads: Stuart … A Life backwards

This recommendation is posted by Sara Pendergast, writer, painter, working in Washington State. Stuart ... A Life Backwards: Alexander Masters’…

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Literature

Featured Poem: Hamatreya

So it's my turn to recommend a poem and I choose 'Hamatreya' by Ralph Waldo Emerson. Emerson is better known…

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Author Readings and Workshops Near Liverpool

Manchester-based publisher Comma Press is promoting a new book of short stories entitled Elsewhere: Stories From Small Town Europe and…

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Literature

Featured Poem: The Lake Isle of Innisfree

ReaderOnline contributor Siobhan Chapman has recently returned to teaching after a year's sabbatical to write a book. Judging by her…

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Publications

The Reader 27 has landed!

In Issue 27, The Reader tries for happiness and we couldn't be more happy that it has arrived so we…

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Literature

Featured Poem: Ode To Autumn

Thursday October 4 is National Poetry Day here in the UK and to mark the occasion we are going to…

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James Ellroy on Dashiell Hammett

On Saturday The Guardian newspaper printed a superb piece by James Ellroy on crime writer and sometime Pinkerton detective Dashiell…

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Publications

It’s Art, Stupid! Andrew Motion at the Sefton Festival of Literature

The Sefton Festival of Literature opened on Wednesday September 19 and closes with a performance by poet Jackie Kay at…

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