Martin Amis is a big name in literary circles. Shortlisted twice for the Booker Prize, his books London Fields, Time's Arrow and The Information have brought him cult and critical acclaim. Yet there is one thing the British author can't seem to stand: Brooklyn hipsters. According to London's Evening Standard newspaper, Amis "views the Brooklyn hipster scene as populated by...
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Ian Hamilton influenced a generation of writers, including McEwan and Amis. Christopher Tyler admires a collection of his poetry.
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Authors alliance including Mario Vargas Llosa, Salman Rushdie and Nadine Gordimer salutes the bravery of Chinese citizens struggling with censorship in a 'perilous climate'An extraordinary coalition of global literary figures including the Nobel literature laureates JM Coetzee, Nadine Gordimer, Wole Soyinka, Tomas Tranströmer and Mario Vargas Llosa have come together to call...
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Britain's Crime Writers Association (CWA), an organization formed to promote crime fiction, has selected Alison Joseph as its 2013 Chair. Joseph follows Peter James, who held the position for two consecutive terms.Joseph comments on the goals...
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With a mix of both lowbrow humor and sincerity, the Writers Guild of America, East honored writers at their 65th annual awards ceremony in Manhattan on Sunday.
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In 1983, Granta magazine's list of the 20 most promising young British novelists under 40 ushered the likes of Martin Amis, Ian McEwan, Pat Barker and Rose Tremain on to the national stage. It was a prescient corralling of the names who would go on to dominate British fiction over the years to come.
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Some of Britain's leading writers are calling on the three party leaders to honour their promises to reform libel laws amid suggestions that the plans could be scrapped in a row over Press regulation.
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Sitting in a Berlin gallery over a cup of tea, Anish Kapoor is clearly at home in a city that is about to stage one of his largest ever shows. The British-based artist says the exhibition, entitled Kapoor in Berlin, is the best show he has yet put on, which may have much to do with the fact that he feels Germany demonstrates a huge degree of respect for the arts – in stark...
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A CNN camera crew embedded with U.S. special forces in Afghanistan was recently caught in a firefight with Taliban insurgents in the Central Asian nation. After the fighting concludes, a CNN reporter asked a solider for his take on the state of the Afghan war and his impression of the enemy. That solider told CNN that “there’s a degree of mutual respect” between U.S. forces...
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Writers are sometimes stern and cold at heart—introverts who escape into their own solitary world, away from outward distractions that would somehow muddle their extraordinary work. Other times, writers just need a friend. And while they say that a dog is a man's best friend, these writers each found solace in another four-legged companion.
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