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Issue 26 of The Reader magazine out now

Issue 26 highlights include: • New poetry by Connie Bensley, Angela Leighton, Howard Wright, Mark Leech, Mike Hoy, Nicola Daly…

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First Annual Troubadour Poetry Prize

Angela Macmillan has drawn my attention to the first annual Troubadour Poetry Prize, judged by Helen Dunmore and David Constantine.…

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Harry Potter and the Double-Edged Sword

The release of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows on July 21st concludes one of the best-selling and most controversial…

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The Rushdie Knighthood

Over at the Kenyon Review blog Sergei Lobanov-Rostovsky has written a provocative post reflecting on the implications of Salman Rushdie's…

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The Patron Saint of Bloggers

It was probably inevitable that Samuel Pepys, the most famous diarist in history, should have a blog dedicated to him.…

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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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Meeting the Prime Minister

Last Wednesday Jane Davis and Kate McDonnell were invited to a reception held by the Prime Minister for public sector…

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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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