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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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Calderstones

The Man Booker 2007: Anne Enright’s The Gathering

As Anne Enright said in an interview shortly after winning the Man Booker Prize for her novel The Gathering, 'The…

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Literature

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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Shared Reading

Links We Liked for October 16, 2007

Blasphemy Confirmed. January Magazine has posted video evidence of Doris Lessing's stylish reaction to hearing the news, from reporters, that…

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Literature

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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Publications

Who Reads Doris Lessing?

In the few days since Doris Lessing was announced as the 2007 winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature, book…

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Literature

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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Literature

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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Publications

27 Links: Links from Reader 27 on Victoria Field

In issue 27, The Reader tries to be happy, gathering together stories, poetry, essays and recommendations that focus on moments…

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Calderstones

Cheltenham Literature Festival: Getting in the way

I must confess, I have been away from Cheltenham for a couple of days - things to do in Liverpool…

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Publications

Features: An Interview with Doris Lessing

In the light of today's excellent news from Sweden I have just added to the Features pages an interview with…

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Literature

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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