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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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Calderstones

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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Literature

Recommended Reads: Black Swan Green

David Mitchell is surely one of the best British novelists writing today and his latest novel Black Swan Green strengthens…

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Literature

Recommended Reads: Einstein, His Life and Universe

By Siobhan Chapman. Walter Isaacson. Einstein, His Life and Universe. Simon & Schuster, 2007. Albert Einstein was an engaging and…

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Literature

Neglected Books

One of the areas where The Reader magazine excels is in looking again at writing that would otherwise get lost…

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Literature

V.S. Naipaul on Young People These Days

He's been everywhere the last week or so. V.S. Naipaul has a book to sell and he seems to think…

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Literature

The Booker Prize: Those Readability Stats in Full

Over at One-Minute Book Reviews Janice Harayda has been having fun with Microsoft Word's readability stats feature. Sadly this amusing…

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Calderstones

Reading and Readers Through the Ages

In celebrity and not-so-celebrity interviews in Sunday newspapers one of the most common questions is a variation on "what books…

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Calderstones

Continung Education: Journey to the Centre of the Book

Amanda Boston writes to remind us of her Continuing Education course 'Journey to the Centre of the Book' which will…

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Shared Reading

Links We Liked for 21 September 2007

Here are some of our favourite articles and links from across the web in the last week or two: A…

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