Yvonne Hay

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5 Classic Novels That Are Short Enough To Finish In One Sitting

Classic novels have a bad reputation for being too long, which is why so many readers avoid them. Who has the time nowadays to sit and read a 1,000 …

16 book recommendations for when you have absolutely no clue what you want to read

There's a funny thing that happens when you tell someone you write about books. Almost always, they immediately ask, "Do you have any book …

Top 10 parallel narratives

From Philip Roth to Zadie Smith, Lisa Halliday selects some of the best novels using formal adventures to bridge the ‘impassable gaps’ in our world<p>What makes a novel a novel? The word comes from the Latin <i>novus</i>, meaning new, via the Italian <i>novella storia</i>, “new story”, so it can seem a contradiction …

Top 10

Golden Man Booker Prize Announced to Mark 50th Anniversary

Since its inauguration in 1969, the Man Booker Prize for Fiction has cemented itself as the leading prize for English-language fiction. Previous …

Man Booker Prize

The Short Story Collections Everyone Should Read

Great literature in small portions<p>Last December, a short story by Kristen Roupenian called 'Cat Person' went viral. It was a reminder of the power the form can wield, and a great advert for literature in an era dominated by other mediums.<p>Short stories, of course, have the added advantage of being …

What Reading Bukowski’s ‘Women’ Taught Me About Men

Could delving into an author I’ve always avoided help me understand the men in my life who love him?<i>In Late to the Party, we ask writers to read a</i> …

Best Books of 2017 : NPR

Use the filters below to explore more than 350 titles NPR staff and critics loved this year. (You can also combine filters!) Want even more recommendations? Check out our favorite books from 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008<p>Filter by: ו <i></i><br>Clear filters<br>• Staff Picks<br>• Biography & …

This is one museum every bookworm should visit

Ray Bradbury's novel <i>Fahrenheit 451,</i> Tupac Shakur's song "Dear Mama," Patrick Henry's speech "Give Me Liberty, or Give Me Death" – what do they all …

Museums

The Secret to Viet Thanh Nguyen’s Overnight Success

The novelist seemed to go from unknown to MacArthur genius in two years. In truth, it took decades.This month, the novelist Viet Thanh Nguyen was …

30 Must-Read Books

If there were one list of absolute must-read books, what would you put on it? We asked 31 noted authors that question; here are their picks.<p>1 of</i> …

Books

Why I Capture the Castle has gained a secret cult of book lovers

“Every time I meet someone who also loves <i>I Capture the Castle</i>,” writes Jenny Han in her foreword to the new edition of Dodie Smith’s 1948 classic, “I know we must be kindred spirits.”<p><i>I Capture the Castle</i> is that kind of book. It’s not quite famous, even among Smith’s works (her most famous title …

'I am dying but you are already a corpse': the 100-year-old multiple sclerosis diary that became a classic

WNP Barbellion’s audacious The Journal of a Disappointed Man is so good that HG Wells wished he wrote it – but it is not as well known as it should be<p>One hundred years ago today, WNP Barbellion scrawled his final diary entry. “Self-disgust,” he wrote. Ravaged by multiple sclerosis at just 28, this …

Reading Pathway: Where to Start With Kazuo Ishiguro

The news that Kazuo Ishiguro was the winner of this year’s Nobel Prize for Literature was a surprise and a delight. A surprise because I hadn’t heard …

6 Short Non-Fiction Audiobooks to Expand Your Mind

Fall always makes me nostalgic for school. I see all those fresh new notebooks and unsharpened pencils, and I remember how much I love <i>learning.</i> …

Manhattan Beach, Jennifer Egan, review: a genuinely affecting slow-burner

In his recent Nobel acceptance speech, Bob Dylan made a simple but important point that art’s function – for him, but perhaps more generally – is …

Cameron Diaz

Read the Classics Through Another’s Point of View with These 5 Memoirs

A Father, a Son, and an Epic<p>Daniel Mendelsohn<p>In <i>An Odyssey</i>, Mendelsohn describes teaching, and learning from his father, as they embark on their own epic journey to unpack the famous poem, a voyage that is, at times, far from smooth sailing. They take a literal voyage as well – a “Retracing the …

George Eliot

10 Famous Authors Shared Their Favorite Books For Goodreads' 10th Anniversary

As part of the month-long celebration in honor of its 10th anniversary, bookish social network Goodreads has asked 10 of your favorite authors to …

Man Booker Prize 2017 long-list reading guide: The magic of Zadie Smith's Swing Time

<i>Editor's note: Up to 13 September, when the Man Booker Prize 2017 shortlist will be announced, Firstpost will be reviewing all 13 books on the</i> …

The Compelling Memoirs You Have To Read

Some call it navel-gazing. We call it too good to put down.<p>As much as we adore fiction, a good memoir really has a huge emotional impact on the …

Barack Obama

32 Books That Will Make You a More Well-rounded Person

Do you aspire to be one of those people who knows at least a little bit about everything?<p>There's any easy way to do it: Read everything!<p>You can't …

Books

A New Company Aims To Edge In On WeWork With A Totally New Business Model

Former WeWork executives want to help landlords and corporations build modern office spaces themselves.<p>WeWork, a company that offers shared, flexibile-lease offices in 113 locations in 33 countries, has achieved a position in the “coworking” world similar to that of Starbucks in the coffee world. …

Book Review: Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights by Salman Rushdie.

It didn’t take me too long to finish reading this strange and whimsical book here but while reading it, it did feel like it took me forever. Not sure …

3 passages from children’s books that capture the warmth and melancholy of the end of summer

There are few seasons that elicit quite so much lyricism from children’s writers as late summer, when the days are just beginning to shorten. Maybe it’s a symbolism thing: The end of summer means the end of childhood and innocence, so late summer leaves you right on the bittersweet precipice.<p>As …

Children's Books

Murakami in the making: how his early novels shaped the author

When his first two novels were recently rereleased, Haruki Murakami said he viewed them with love and embarrassment. But as <b>Lowry Pei</b> writes, the books set a path for the author away from despair and towards true sincerity<p>By Lowry Pei for Public Books, part of the Guardian Books Network.<p>In a …

Data Mining Reveals the Six Basic Emotional Arcs of Storytelling

Scientists at the Computational Story Laboratory have analyzed novels to identify the building blocks of all stories.<p>Back in 1995, Kurt Vonnegut gave …

Data Mining

Summer reading: 76 books to pack for your holiday

History<p><b>West of Eden by Jean Stein</b><br>A selective, sly history of studio-era Hollywood by a film mogul’s daughter. One of the best books ever written about the movies. Jonathan Cape, £20<p><b>The Romanovs by Simon Sebag Montefiore </b>“It was hard to be a tsar,” Montefiore writes at the beginning of this joyful …

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Watch: The Zika Virus Explained, In Three Minutes

How a relatively benign virus became a major public health threat<p>As the Zika virus continues to spread across the world, scientists are scrambling to understand the probable link between the virus and the rise in birth defects and other neurological conditions. Earlier this month, the World Health …