Oscar Wilde “Every great man nowadays has his disciples, and it is always Judas that writes the biography.” Photograph: Roger Viollet Collection/Getty Images
Oscar was Wilde about books
  • Books
  • May 12, 2014, 15:02

“In every first novel the hero is the author as Christ or as Faust.” “There is no such thing as a moral or immoral book. Books are well written(...)

Akhil Sharma to aspiring authors: “Don’t do it! And if you are going to do it, take joy in the satisfactions that come from writing and don’t wait for the book to be done to be happy”. Photograph: Bill Miller

Born in India and raised in the US, Akhil Sharma is the author of An Obedient Father, for which he won the 2001 PEN/Hemingway Award and the 2001 Whiti(...)

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Orson Welles, aged just 26 when he made Citizen Kane

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