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Awaeke Emezi’s latest novel is a romance with a difference. Slowly unfolding the narrative with their characteristic poetic prose, Emezi gives us a story of love surviving grief, life after death, and sex by the sea.
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Lottie Whalen talks to editor and author Francesca Wade about her prize-winning book, Square Haunting, the single women who sought to find a room of their own in Bloomsbury, her research and writing processes, and why the book resonates for women today.
Read More “Interview with acclaimed author Francesca Wade: ‘You really get a sense, in these women’s letters and novels, of the exhilaration that having a place of their own brought about’”
In her latest book, Sex and Lies, translated by Sophie Lewis, Leïla Slimani collects the sexual stories of Moroccan women from all walks of life to create a provoking, yet uplifting narrative.
Read More “Sex and Lies by Leïla Slimani, translated by Sophie Lewis – a hard-hitting book that offers hope”
In these difficult, uncertain times, we’re turning to books for consolation, comfort and creative inspiration. Here are our writers’ suggestions for reading during self-isolation.
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Violence, fear and the menace of the mundane all feature in Rachael Allen’s debut collection, Kingdomland, but a strange beauty permeates throughout, writes our contributor Maz Hedgehog.
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