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Women on the verge: Melissa Benn on Beatrix Campbell and Laurie Penny

Prepare to be depressed. We are living through the “end of equality”, the once-celebrated advances of feminism going into dangerous reverse.<p><b>End of</b> …

This column will change your life: how to think about writing

What's the secret to writing well? As I've said previously here, an awful lot of people seem to think they know, yet their "rules for writers" are almost always (pardon the technical linguistics jargon) bullshit. For example, "Show, don't tell" is frequently bad advice. In the right context, the …

To Damascus and back again: how my draft novel was kidnapped in Syria and lived to tell the tale

“I realised: as well as my wallet and keys and hundreds of dollars, as well as my bank details and personal photographs – he had my book. My second, …

Beautiful detail in the iconic 3D printed skull by @joshuaharkerartist. Spotted at the Red Bull Canvas Cooler show in Chicago last month. #skulls

The 10 most shocking books for children

Following the Carnegie Medal award to Kevin Brooks for the deeply disturbing The Bunker Diary, here are 10 children’s books that definitely don’t have happy endings<p>1. <b>A Kestrel for a Knave by Barry Hines</b> (1968)<p>The social realism in this novel is so raw it leaves scars. The knave of the title is …

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Observer Ethical Awards 2014 winners: Mat Fraser

His last project, Beauty and the Beast, was a magical, explicit cabaret fable which won universal acclaim. As a young man, he was a thrash drummer, poet and rapper, dealing out "blistering anger and vitriol" that he "hadn't yet learned to house artistically". Restless performance artist Mat …

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<b>Business Update</b><p>Title text: Our customers keep sending us their personal information, even though we've repeatedly asked them to stop. The EU told me …

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Penny Vincenzi: 'I never plot what will happen’

The author on how her latest novel grew out of her illness and the death of her husband of almost 50 years<p>Penny Vincenzi almost died last year, which rather interrupted the flow of writing her 17th book. “I was properly ill,” says the novelist. “I was in hospital for six weeks. I had an …

London Black Revs: the radical black and Asian group that concreted over Tesco's 'anti-homeless spikes'

They are, they say, "a modest organisation, but highly effective for our size. We're not going anywhere, and we'll keep going. Most of us have nothing anyway, so what have we got to lose? We're prepared to do anything it takes."<p>What it took this week – to wild acclaim on social media – was a …

Virginia Woolf in Manhattan by Maggie Gee, review: 'a jaunty jeu d'esprit'

A writer’s sparkling fictional love letter to her literary heroine<p>'I could feel ecstasies and raptures spontaneously and intensely and without any shame or the least sense of guilt, so long as they were disconnected with my own body,” wrote Virginia Woolf in her unfinished autobiographical essay, …

Literature

The Moor by William Atkins, review: 'well-written but precious'

Barren, featureless, yet filled with romance – Jon Day explores the seductive power of the moor<p>Near the end of this often fascinating and occasionally frustrating <b>book</b>, William Atkins encounters a man walking from John o’Groats to Land’s End. “It was common, along the established routes,” he writes, …

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Teen girls and mass hysteria: new novel tackles rare and mysterious illness

The idea for award-winning crime writer Megan Abbott's latest novel, The Fever, came when she switched on her television one morning in late 2011. Two girls from the small industrial town of Le Roy in upstate New York were being interviewed about a mysterious illness that had swept through their …

Ignore 'patronising' Kirstie Allsopp's advice, teachers tell girls

Teachers have condemned comments made by the TV presenter Kirstie Allsopp that girls should abandon their university ambitions in favour of having children and getting on the property ladder.<p>Allsopp, who fronts the Channel 4 show Location, Location, Location, was accused of being patronising to …

William Atkins's top 10 books of the moor

Three years ago I set out on a series of walks on and around some English moors. Starting in the south west (Bodmin Moor, Exmoor, Dartmoor), I made my way to the Pennines and the Borders. My guides were the people I met, but also the writings of those who'd been there before me.<p>The book that …

Angelou and Steinbeck replaced by Ishiguro and Syal in new English GCSE exams

Maya Angelou and John Steinbeck have been scrubbed from the syllabus for GCSE English literature exams, replaced by Booker prize winner Kazuo Ishiguro's tale of a dystopian future, Never Let Me Go, and Meera Syal's Anita and Me.<p>The changes follow the government's reshaping of the English literature …

Stars select their favourite reads; BOOKS Ever wondered which books the stars take to bed? Wonder no more, as a string of famous names reveal their favourite reads by female writers for a new Twitter campaign. - Free Online Library

THERE'S nothing like losing yourself in a good book, but how many books have actually changed your life? Jennifer Saunders, Susanna Reid and Dawn …

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Cameron Mackintosh: 'I'm a billionaire, but I've never forgotten queueing for the cheap seats'

Even by his own dynamic standards last week was a busy one for Cameron Mackintosh. One night saw the opening of his new production of Miss Saigon that had already clocked up more than £10m in advance-sales. The next day Mackintosh announced that he was buying two new London theatres – the Victoria …

Happy Valley latest in British crime's TV division to capture large audiences

There was little clue in Happy Valley's title. But after six weeks, millions of viewers are finding themselves anxiously counting down to the conclusion of the latest British television police drama to grab the attention of audiences and critics.<p>Sarah Lancashire has given what critics agree is an …

My hero: Maya Angelou by her publisher Lennie Goodings

Maya Angelou was one of the world's most important writers and activists. She lived and chronicled an extraordinary life: rising from poverty, violence and racism, she became a renowned author, poet, playwright, civil rights' activist – working with Malcolm X and Martin Luther King – and memoirist. …

Rachel Cooke | The Guardian

Literature helped the young Sally Bayley survive, but there is a yawning gap at the heart of her book<p>Published: 29 May 2018<p>These unsettling sci‑fi stories by a cult Welsh artist deserve wider attention<p>Published: 28 May 2018<p>Hinton was Rupert Murdoch’s right-hand man at the height of the …

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25 cultural highlights of the summer

<b>1 Theatre</b><i><br>Leading ladies</i><br>A wonderful season to see exciting actresses begins on Friday when Carey Mulligan, who before she turned to movies was a luminous presence on stage, begins her run opposite Bill Nighy in David Hare’s Skylight. Stephen Daldry directs at Wyndham’s. From 14 July the supple and …

Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou, who has died aged 86, was a poet, playwright, film maker, journalist, editor, lyricist, teacher, singer, dancer, black activist, …

Literature

Relax, sisters, she’s the pink Mrs T

Barbie’s full name is Barbie Millicent Roberts, as in Lady Thatcher’s maiden name; are they perhaps related?<p>I ask because feminists are supposed to …

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The War Reporter Paul Watson on Censorship by Dan O’Brien (b1974)

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The rise of Nigel Who and UKwhatever

For the media-savvy political observer, Nigel Farage has been ubiquitous in recent weeks. Wherever you look, there the UKIP leader is: chatting to a …

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We rage at a stoning there yet turn a blind eye to the burqa here

A woman in Pakistan is publicly stoned to death by her relatives, in front of an indifferent crowd, because she married a man of her choice and not …

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Ballet stars refuse to tour Russia in protest at gay laws

TWO senior dancers with the Royal Ballet are to boycott the company’s trip to Russia later this month in protest at the anti-gay legislation of …

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Commas and colons: without them, we’re sunk

Punctuation is more than just a game for pedants - it's vital to convey meaning<p>Welcome to Pedants’ Corner – or is it Pedant’s Corner? Or perhaps just Pedants Corner? We grammar fanatics often get attacked for pedantry – by the way, I’m so easy-going that I think all three versions are fine, though …

Language

Every Day is for the Thief by Teju Cole, review

An enjoyably unsentimental journey into the chaotic streets of Lagos, Nigeria<p>In January 2006 Teju Cole began a literary experiment. He had recently returned to New York from an intense trip to Lagos, the first time he had visited the city of his boyhood in 13 years. He decided to record his trip by …

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My Salinger Year by Joanna Rakoff, review

A year spent in the orbit of a great writer gives rise to an elegant memoir<p>In the past quarter-century, the flourishing of creative writing as an academic discipline has persuaded us that the way to become a writer is to study. But if you really want to understand the intimate detail of the writing …

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