Scottish author writes a story a day for a year

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A revolt championing the cause of women

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The actor is aware of scepticism around celebrity children’s authors but he has taken an innovative approach to the task

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Peter Carey: setting the record straight about the WikiLeaks founder. Photograph: Geraint Lewis/Rex

The Australian’s new novel, ‘Amnesia’, tackles hacking and activism – so why does he think ghostwriting Julian Assange’s memoir wo(...)

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Aoife Duffin in A Girl Is a Half-formed Thing. Photograph: Fiona Morgan

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Contenders?: Anne Enright, Eimear McBride and Donal Ryan (top row); and Kevin Barry, Belinda McKeon and Jennifer Johnston (bottom row)

Eimear McBride, Jennifer Johnston and Kevin Barry are some of the names that have been suggested in response to the Arts Council’s(...)

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