Janette Hamill

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Alice Munro’s Nobel Prize Interview: Writing, Women, and the Rewards of Storytelling

When Alice Munro won the 2013 Nobel Prize in literature, she was too ill to travel and receive the prestigious accolade in person, so instead of delivering the customary Nobel acceptance speech in Stockholm, she was interviewed by the Swedish Academy in her home. The conversation — a wide-ranging …

Dark lands: the grim truth behind the 'Scandinavian miracle'

For the past few years the world has been in thrall to all things Nordic (for which purpose we must of course add Iceland and Finland to the Viking nations of Denmark, Norway and Sweden). "The Sweet Danish Life: Copenhagen: Cool, Creative, Carefree," simpered National Geographic; "The Nordic …

What “Gone Girl” Is Really About

According to Anthony Lane, there are approximately “twenty-one people” who haven’t read Gillian Flynn’s “Gone Girl.” I’m one of them. This past weekend, when I saw the movie, I liked it so much that I felt sad about missing out on the book when it was published, two years ago. At the same time, …

Shedding Her Skin

“The Good Wife” ’s thrilling transformation.<p>Unlike most art forms, a network TV series is always under construction. Each week, it reacts to us reacting to it, throwing out bids for higher ratings, or shoving popular couples into the spotlight, or ejecting actors caught in scandals. When it’s a …

12 New Yorker education articles to read while the archives are free

The New Yorker has made its archives since 2007 (and a few articles from before that) free for the next three months. That includes some great journalism on education — a tour of the biggest debates in K-12 and higher education.<p>If you need something to read on your next flight, want a break from …