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News list for i used to live for travel – in fact i just wrote the book on it but there’s no running away now liam pieper books

News list for i used to live for travel – in fact i just wrote the book on it but there’s no running away now liam pieper books


/Due to coronavirus, borders are shut, planes are grounded and bookshops are going to close. Liam Pieper’s new novel – and his profession – already seem hopelessly nostalgicI’ve just published a novel called Sweetness and Light, a kind of thriller set in the seedy underbelly of expat hangouts on the international tourist circuit. It was a love letter to travel, something I always thought of as a wonderful, consciousness expanding thing. Once in a while you would find yourself in an unfamiliar pla...
/The journalist and campaigner on the book that made her realise she was in an abusive relationship and the comforts of Nancy MitfordThe book I am currently readingDeborah Levy’s The Cost of Living. After years of reading almost exclusively men, I’m now addicted to sharp female writers like Levy who write about what it is to be a woman. I don’t think I’ll ever tire of the excitement of recognising how I see the world in a book.The book that changed my lifeWhere There’s a Will There’s a Way or, Al...
/The “Freshwater” novelist forays into Y.A. and attempts to find balance amid multiple book and TV projects. One of the reasons I leave space for people who say “Freshwater” is about mental health is that multiple things can be true at the same time. “Freshwater” does talk about mental health, but that’s not the center. The book is about embodiment. So like in “Freshwater,” you could say Ada is depressed and suicidal. But she’s depressed and suicidal because she’s a spirit trapped in flesh. And s...
/As the world goes into lockdown, reading groups are moving to Zoom, Twitter and Instagram to bring readers together• Scroll down for a list of book clubs you can joinMy book club was the first to concede defeat. Before my gym, hair salon and therapist accepted that there could be no more business as usual as the coronavirus took hold in the UK, the host of my book club got in touch to say that our March meet-up was off.The news came as no great surprise. Despite best-laid plans to meet every six...
/The Zimbabwean novelist on her new book about explorer David Livingstone, her fascination with goodness and servitude, and being grilled by her history‑loving fatherPetina Gappah was born in Zambia in 1971 and has law degrees from Cambridge, Graz University and Zimbabwe University. Her debut story collection, An Elegy for Easterly, won the Guardian first book prize in 2009 and was followed by The Book of Memory in 2015. Her gripping new novel, Out of Darkness, Shining Light, tells the real-life ...
/The novelist on grieving for a lost London, the mortal dangers we face today, and the magical qualities of Michelle ObamaSadie Jones is the author of four novels, including Small Wars and the award-winning The Outcast. Her new book, The Snakes, is a dark thriller about the corrosive effect of money, greed and abuse on a wealthy London family.The Snakes is the first book you’ve set in the present day. Did you feel a need to write a “way we live now” novel?I was hoping not to. The idea of training...
/My brain on a good book is a better place. But carving out space for one requires carefully devised strategies Last month I texted a friend to ask if she wanted to start a book club with me.“What about a club where we talk about our favourite TikTok memes and viral dances instead?” she suggested. “I always baulk at the idea of book clubs because I fear it would show me up as being a bad reader. Have been on the same book for ages!!! I’m terrible!!! I scroll social media before bed, ie I am a BAD..."Hurricane Journey" by Jim Edds and Jeff Gammons is truly an amazing showcase of what the iBooks authoring platform for the iPad can really do. And if you buy it, it may save your life. Photographer Jim Edds, co-author of "Hurricane Journey: Life in the Danger Zone" for iPad.It's been a very long time since I've sat through a real hurricane. I'm about to get my memory jogged when I get to experience Dorian this weekend, which is expected to make landfall as a Category 4 hurricane.About seven yea...
/Maturing YA authors move beyond rigid age-group marketsBridget Collins was about to quit writing when she came up with the book that would become The Binding, a lush historical fantasy above love, loss and desire in a world where books are used to “bind” memories ensuring that bad or troubling moments can be forgotten.Collins, who had begun her career in young adult fiction, was between contracts. She wrote her first adult novel because it was “the book I wanted to read”. It has already sold mor...
/The winner of the Ted Hughes award on the poetry collections that influenced him and how George Orwell made him realise he needed to travelThe book I am currently readingI always have to read an autobiography, alongside a poetry collection, alongside a novel. At the moment, I’m reading Miles Davis’s autobiography. I love it but it’s hugely problematic. If we’re going to talk about taking down people like R Kelly and Michael Jackson, we’ve got to talk about Davis.And I’ve just started reading Lan...
/The author and illustrator best known for the classic children’s book The Tiger Who Came to TeaThe creator of the classic children’s books The Tiger Who Came to Tea and Mog the Forgetful Cat, Judith Kerr, who has died aged 95, was unusual in being equally successful as a writer and an illustrator. She always claimed that she was “a very slow” illustrator and that her work was “more rubbing out than drawing”, but in a career that ran from 1968 to this year she created more than 30 books, mostly a...
/Amazon knows more than just what books I’ve read and when – it knows which parts of them I liked the mostWhen I requested my personal information from Amazon this month under California’s new privacy law, I received mostly what I expected: my order history, shipping information and customer support chat logs.But tucked into the dozens of files were also two Excel spreadsheets, more than 20,000 lines each, with titles, time stamps and actions detailing my reading habits on the Kindle app on my iP...
/A controlling female artist is at the heart of the author’s new novel, Nightshade. She talks about cruel egos in the art world and the logistics of writing alongside her husband, Ian McEwanAnnalena McAfee’s London home, on a quiet cobbled mews not far from Great Ormond Street hospital, seems a fitting place to be speaking about a book full of beautiful flowers. The author’s third novel, Nightshade, is about a botanical artist, and I approach her house through a sea of pot plants. McAfee – elegan...
/The sweary self-help guru behind a string of bestsellers explains her evangelical faith in turning down everything from lunch to loveFuck seems to have been the word we’ve all needed to hear. As in, stop giving a fuck, calm the fuck down, say “fuck, no”: all sentiments at the heart of every self-help book published since the genre exploded. But where these books were once determinedly optimistic and outwardly focused on goals such as making money and influencing people, they now assume the voice...
/The author, critic and poet on reading Biggles as a child and his admiration for Philip LarkinThe book I am currently readingMostly at this stage I am rereading myself, and finding something marvellous on every page. I’ve just received the advance copies of my new book about Philip Larkin, called Somewhere Becoming Rain. Holding it up to be observed at various angles, I gloat audibly. On a less self-involved note, I’ve just read Anne Applebaum’s Red Famine. Her clarity reminds me of Olivia Manni...

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