Edna O'Brien: Interview

Last month novelist Edna O’Brien was elected a Saoi in her native Ireland, alongside William Trevor; the honour means “wise one”, comes with a gold torc and has been previously held by such luminaries as Samuel Beckett and Seamus Heaney. There are only seven Saoithe at any one time. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

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Edna O’Brien wins David Cohen Prize for 'moving mountains both politically and lyrically'

Eighty-eight-year-old Irish author Edna O’Brien has won the £40,000 David Cohen Prize for Literature for having “broken down social and sexual barriers for women in Ireland and beyond and moved mountains both politically and lyrically through her writing”. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Age shall not weary them: Diana Athill, 97, and Edna O'Brien, 84, are stars of London book fair

Athill will publish Alive, Alive Oh! next year, it is revealed, while O’Brien has a new novel about love on the wayDiana Athill published her previous memoir, a Costa award-winning, and bestselling, reflection on ageing and death, at the age of 90. Intending it to be her final book, she called... Continue reading at The Guardian

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Dissecting Pain: An Interview with Alisson Wood

It would be easy to summarize Being Lolita as a memoir about a toxic, exploitative relationship between a high school English teacher and his student, and it is about that—but it’s about that in the way Walden is about a pond. Continue reading at The Paris Review

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To Be the Poet of Troy: An Interview with Mosab Abu Toha by Philip Metres

After finding an anthology of English literature in the rubble of the Islamic University of Gaza during the 2014 Israeli bombing, Mosab Abu Toha had a dream: founding an English language library in one of the most confined, crowded, and isolated places in the world. According to the “We Are Not... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

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Horror Has Become Normal: An Interview with Gish Jen

BORN IN 1955, raised by Chinese immigrant parents in the predominantly Jewish suburb of Scarsdale, New York, Gish Jen started writing poetry in seventh grade. By high school, she’d become literary editor of her school magazine — and after fellow members of the creative writing club nicknamed her... Continue reading at Los Angeles Review of Books

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How to watch the full John Bolton interview on ABC News live without cable

John Bolton, who has faced criticism over his new book ‘The Room Where It Happened,’ will appear in his first interview on ABC. Here’s how to stream the full interview live. If President Trump thought his weekend couldn’t get any worse after last night’s lackluster rally in Tulsa, he should... Continue reading at Fast Company

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I Didn’t Have a Plan: The Millions Interviews Nick Flynn

My approach to memoir writing demands a different schedule. It may be more organized. I take notes, I write in condensed bursts. I do that with poetry also, but the process is more alchemic. It’s uncontainable. It’s fluid, I can drift in another realm. The post I Didn’t Have a Plan: The Millions... Continue reading at The Millions

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Author Interview | Amanda Prowse and Josiah Hartley: The Boy Between

Mother and son duo Amanda Prowse and Josiah Hartley have written The Boy Between: A Mother and Son's Journey From a World Gone Grey.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

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W H Allen acquires How Not to be Wrong by James O'Brien

W H Allen is to publish How Not to Be Wrong: The Art of Changing Your Mind by James O'Brien, with editorial director Jamie Joseph acquiring all rights directly from the author. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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A Bit Like Paint-By-Numbers: An Interview with Mara Faye Lethem

MARA FAYE LETHEM is one of the translators of Albert Sánchez Piñol, a Catalan writer whose debut novel Cold Skin, a sparse psychological thriller, caused a sensation in Spain. Lethem also translated Piñol’s second novel, Pandora in the Congo, a fabulist tale that is by turns laugh-out-loud funny... Continue reading at Los Angeles Review of Books

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An Interview With the Brussels Book Fair’s New Director Marie Noble

At the Brussels Book Fair under Marie Noble's direction, 'We're not only going to flirt' with Belgium's Flemish culture, 'we're going to get married.' The post An Interview With the Brussels Book Fair’s New Director Marie Noble appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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The Rise of AI-Capitalism: An Interview with Nick Dyer-Witheford

LAST MONTH MARKED 20 years since the publication of a strange, prescient book called Cyber-Marx — a steampunky title which betrays the rigor of its analysis. By historicizing the technologically juiced metabolism of turn-of-the-century capitalism, Nick Dyer-Witheford sought to revivify Karl Marx... Continue reading at Los Angeles Review of Books

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Breaking In: An Interview with Debut Middle-Grade Author J. Kaspar Kramer

The debut middle-grade author answers questions about writing and publishing her folklore-inspired historical fiction set in Communist Romania. The post Breaking In: An Interview with Debut Middle-Grade Author J. Kaspar Kramer by Cassandra Lipp appeared first on Writer's Digest. Continue reading at Writer's Digest

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Oprah and Jeanine Cummins’ American Dirt interview will air tomorrow on Apple TV+.

The debate around Jeanine Cummins’ controversial novel American Dirt will continue on March 6th when a new episode of Oprah’s Book Club airs at midnight (ET) on Apple TV+. The two-part episode centers on the Oprah Book Club selection that stirred one of the most vociferous discussions about race... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

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Oprah Interview with 'American Dirt' Author Airs March 6 at Midnight

Oprah Winfrey's interview with Jeanine Cummins, the embattled author or 'American Dirt,' which was criticized by Latinx activists for containing stereotypical depictions of Mexican immigrants, will air on March 6 at midnight. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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O'Brien, Reeves and Murray triumph at Parliamentary Book Awards

James O’Brien, Rachel Reeves and Ian Murray triumphed at the Parliamentary Book Awards tonight beating David Cameron, Jess Philips and Melvyn Bragg to take home prizes.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

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JOHN VERCHER’S TAUT, impressive debut crime novel, Three-Fifths, follows Bobby Saraceno — a mixed-race man living a lie. Saraceno has spent his life passing as a white man, raised by his racist maternal grandfather in Pittsburgh. Bobby’s kept his true self hidden from everyone, even his fellow... Continue reading at Los Angeles Review of Books

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Heidi Sopinka’s debut novel The Dictionary of Animal Languages is the deceptively gentle tale of the aging artist Ivory Frame, whose character and life are based, both loosely and closely, in alternation, on Leonora Carrington. In fact, Sopinka was struggling to write the book—struggling to get... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

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