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Dec 27, 2012
The year in literary feuds (And 5 rules to make a good feud)There's nothing like a good feud to make a lit fest come alive. Forget the year in books. Here's the year in literary feuds and what they reveal about what you need to cook up a rip roaring literary catfight.
Jan 02, 2012
An ode to the Werewolf: fantasy fiction's most popular shape-shifterWerewolves are creatures who are victims of unlucky accidents; regular humans who have inadvertent contact with the supernatural.
Dec 17, 2011
The expat book club: From Henna for the Broken-Hearted to Delirious DelhiMove over foreign correspondents. Bloggers like the one behind Diary of a White Indian Housewife are now getting their book deals.
Nov 23, 2011
Bad sex writing awards: vine-like nipples, soap abuse and so much moreThe Literary Review has released its shortlist for the Bad Sex Awards honoring "crude, tasteless, often perfunctory use of redundant passages of sexual description in the modern novel." Hurray!
Nov 02, 2011
Why Edward Said and his writing matterEdward Said was a prolific writer. The key to reading him is following in his footsteps: construct a chronology, track trajectories of thought, torment yourself with text until you locate context.
Oct 17, 2011
The iconic food writing of MKF FisherMs Fisher's writing highlights the enjoyment and the experience of food, rather than the making of it. Her recipes, as a result, are quick, quiet affairs: a short list of ingredients and an illustrative description of how they are to be combined.
Oct 08, 2011
The transformative and surrealistic works of Tomas TranströmerThis year's Nobel Prize winning poet, Tomas Tranströmer won't write about things you'd like to hear. The surrealism in his poetry is a treat to discover.
Oct 08, 2011
Camus, Pamuk, Marquez: Why you must read these Nobel winnersA list of Nobel Prize winning authors and some of their most significant works that you must read.
Sep 08, 2011
Squonks and other fascinating imaginary beingsOf the all imaginary creatures that Jean Louis Bourges wrote about in The Book of Imaginary beings, the squonk is perhaps the most fascinating of them all.
Aug 15, 2011
Tagore's vision of Independent India, spiritual not politicalWho can deny that unbridled nationalism has been at the root of much of the destruction of the last century? As we celebrate our tryst with destiny, let's listen to Rabindranath Tagore, Independent India’s earliest cultural ambassador.