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From Sleeping Beauty to The Frog Prince: Why we shouldn't ban fairytales

Recently, an English mother, Sarah Hall, prompted worldwide media coverage in response to her suggestion that Sleeping Beauty should be removed from …

How Amazon is pushing Canadian publishers’ buttons

Biblioasis publisher Dan Wells spent a recent morning browsing Amazon, growing gradually more agitated with every click. He was already unhappily aware of a disturbing change to Amazon's bookselling practice – one that allows third-party vendors to claim the prominent one-click buy button, so that …

The Real Nanny Diaries

“His name is No-No, so I didn’t think I needed an explanation of his character.”<p>Claire, who asked that her last name not be used, is discussing a contrarian goat that’s the protagonist of a children’s story she has written. Like the dozen other women gathered in a back corner of the public library …

Parenting

Philip Roth talks to the Israeli writer Aharon Appelfeld

Aharon Appelfeld lives a few miles west of Jerusalem in a maze-like conglomeration of attractive stone dwellings directly next to an ‘absorption …

A professor learns a student is reading a book that he finds reprehensible (opinion)

I’m ashamed of feeling proud for not having read a particular book. Because <i>reading is good</i>. It doesn’t matter what.<p>Several years ago, Sara, a …

Aharon Appelfeld, Israeli Novelist and Holocaust Survivor, Dies at 85

Aharon Appelfeld, the acclaimed Israeli novelist who wrote disturbing, obliquely told stories of self-deluded Jews slowly awakening to the reality of the Holocaust, died on Thursday in Petah Tikva, near Tel Aviv. He was 85.<p>His death was confirmed by Beilinson Hospital, where he died.<p>As someone …

Literature

How “The Story of Ferdinand” Became Fodder for the Culture Wars of Its Era

Children’s books, like children themselves, come in for a fair amount of scolding, whether it’s the periodic “family values” attacks on books like “Heather Has Two Mommies” or the international stir kicked up just last month when an English mum argued that the non-consensual wakeup kiss at the end …

Literature

A tale of bad sex… Need I relate to it for the story to work?

When a piece of fiction went viral, readers queued up to claim they recognised themselves in the heroine<p>Possibly not since Dickens fans in New York shouted, at disembarking English passengers, “Is Little Nell dead?”, has any piece of fiction aroused as much interest, as speedily, as <i>Cat Person</i>, a …

Celeste Ng: ‘It’s a novel about race, and class and privilege’

The books interview: the bestselling US author on family, fitting in and giving a voice to those without power in her new book, Little Fires Everywhere<p>Celeste Ng’s first novel <i>Everything I Never Told You</i> opens with 16-year-old Lydia Lee found drowned in a lake. She was her parents’ favourite, the …

Woody Allen forced to clarify comments about 'sad' Harvey Weinstein

Director says his remarks about the sexual abuse allegations against Weinstein were misconstrued and that the producer is ‘a sick man’<p>Woody Allen has been forced to clarify remarks made about the Harvey Weinstein scandal, after stating that he felt “sad” for the disgraced producer.<p>Allen was widely …

Why Yiddish is Funny

Those who know little about Yiddish often associate it with humor. But most Yiddish literature isn’t particularly funny except in a horrible, …

Yiddish

School District Bans ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’ For ‘Making People Uncomfortable’

The school banned the popular book for doing what it’s supposed to do<p>Because it’s 2017 going on the dark ages, a school district inexplicably decided …

Reading group: which book should we read to understand India's partition?

To mark the 70th anniversary since India and Pakistan were divided, let’s explore the legacy of the bloody and tumultuous partition through a rich body of fiction<p>Indian partition was one of the hinge moments of the 20th century. The midnight division of British India into India and Pakistan, on …

Why a Party is a Perfect Literary Device

I’ve always liked parties. As a child, I remember crafting intricate handmade invitations to my birthday party through the long summer holidays, …

How to Find Time to Write

Novelist B.A. Paris, author of Behind Closed Doors, offers her advice on making your writing work when you don't have much spare time:<p>Set aside some …

When Books Are Like Chocolate, Or, In Defense of Fluff

“Cecilia, have you read August’s book yet?” Sarah asks.<p>Sarah is the host of the Toronto Chapter of the Girly Book Club. She’s smart, successful, …

Race And Why It Matters For Writers Of Color

It’s a gray overcast morning in San Francisco. I sit at Gate 86 of SFO airport waiting to board UA Flight 358 to Las Vegas. I watch people pass by. One woman settles on a spot on the floor along the wall mumbling words that I cannot hear into her iPhone. Others jump on the electronic walkway …

'Handbook For Mortals' Author Accuses YA Community Of Keeping Out New Voices

Evidence emerged that a YA book gamed its way onto the NYT best-seller list. Now the author is making her case -- but is anyone buying it?<p>The debut author who was accused of gaming the system to grab a spot on the New York Times best-seller list says she may not have played by the Young Adult …

Bernard MacLaverty: ‘Just try to write. You can do it better tomorrow’

The novelist on the privilege of working from home, the benefits of eavesdropping and why he and his grandson love to play ‘throwing writers at the radiator’<p>Sometimes I think I am very privileged. Setting my own hours. No traffic jams going to work. Just walk down the carpeted hall to the study. …

Everything We Know About 'The Handmaid's Tale' Season 2

From locations to characters.<p>By on<p>Filed Under Answers, Hulu & Spoilers<p>The revolution will not be televised. It'll be sent to your inbox by us.<p>Now …

Beyond Gilead: A Margaret Atwood Readers’ Guide

Hulu’s “The Handmaid’s Tale” has officially become a multi-generational experience, appealing to feminists who felt they could relate to the book’s contents back in 1985 as well as the new crop of viewers (and readers) who haven’t even graduated high school yet, but are old enough to know that …

Why does The Handmaid's Tale feel the need to rely on violence Margaret Atwood never imagined?

So far, Hulu’s handsome adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale has preserved aspects of the author’s dystopian novel that the previous screen version (Volker Schlöndorff’s 1990 film) failed to. Offred’s internal monologue, voiced chillingly by lead actress Elisabeth Moss, has offered …

Books To Take You On An International Adventure This Summer

While I’ve done my fair share of summertime travel — and loved it — there’s still nothing quite so relaxing and indulgent as spending summer holed up …

Books

The Handmaid’s Tale reflects our child-obsessed society all too accurately – and I should know

I had barely begun ovulating when I first read The Handmaid’s Tale. I slipped a copy off a shelf of the library and devoured it in a day: this dystopian tale of a theocratic dictatorship, Gilead, in which women are so subjugated and controlled that those with “viable ovaries” are kept as …

Feminism

Funny or Die Merges Trump Presidency With 'The Handmaid's Tale'

The dystopian television series is blended seamlessly with Donald Trump's words.<p>Hulu's <i>Handmaid's Tale</i> TV series has often been described as eerily …

‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ Is Even More Terrifying With Trump As The Commander — Watch

Funny or Die's latest mash-up is definitely more Die than Funny, as in: "Isn't it funny we're all going to die."<p>When Hulu’s screen adaptation of …

Donald Trump

Melania and Donald fit right in on The Handmaid’s Tale

Margaret Atwood’s vision of an America in which the conservative Christian right of the ’80s gets the exact patriarchal power-structure it yearned …

The Handmaid's Tale: From dystopian feminist horror in 1984, to horrifyingly real in 2017

<i>“Now we walk along the same street, in red pairs, and no man shouts obscenities at us, speaks to us, touches us. No one whistles. There is more than</i> …

The horrors of The Handmaid's Tale aren't just fiction: many of them have already happened

In the opening chapter of Margaret Atwood's 1985 novel The Handmaid's Tale – a new MGM-Hulu adaptation begins tonight on Channel 4 – a group of women are held in a former school and taught how to be Handmaids: womb slaves who must live with a family, be impregnated by its head, the husband, and …

Margaret Atwood