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The Paper Lantern by Will Burns manages to chart and interrogate the public mood and understanding of the Covid-19 crisis even as it is still unfolding

“A generation of people who had always struggled to define themselves against the terms of their parents’ totemic conflicts finally had their own war.(...)

Mieko Kawakami, author of Heaven. Photograph:  Charly Triballeau/AFP via Getty

Distant Sunflower Fields (Sinoist Books, £10.99) by Li Juan, translated by Christopher Payne, is set in Xinjiang in rural China and describes the fron(...)

A young Seamus Heaney

Seamus Heaney’s first major volume of poetry, Death of a Naturalist, was published by Faber & Faber in 1966. On May 24th that year, his fellow poe(...)

Lenny Henry: Who Am I, Again? reveals in painful detail the extent of the racist abuse he received as a young man

“I’m fascinated by it. It’s history.” Lenny Henry is explaining why he has decided to write Who Am I, Again?, an autobiography about his childhood in (...)

 Lyra McKee: “sought truth as a journalist not simply by asking difficult questions, but perhaps more crucially by listening rigorously – and open-heartedly – to the answers.” Photograph:  Jess Lowe/ AFP / Getty Images

Faber & Faber has announced that it is to publish an anthology of Lyra McKee’s work to mark the first anniversary of the journalist’s murder last (...)

Hodges Figgis, owned by Waterstones,  on Dawson Street.

To anyone who remembers the chaotic old Foyles bookstore in central London, its new incarnation a few doors further up Charing Cross Road is a remarka(...)

Lyra McKee: she was committed to recovering the lost stories of boys whose lives had not been deemed worthy of serious investigation. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

In the last 10 days I have witnessed three standing ovations. The first was on April 15th at the Lyric Theatre in Belfast where two Man Booker Prize w(...)

Edna O’Brien speaks at the launch of the Dublin One City One Book festival on Wednesday. Photograph: Martin Doyle

Lord Mayor of Dublin Nial Ring has launched the programme for the Dublin One City One Book Festival, which this year celebrates The Country Girls Tril(...)

Anna Burns: ‘It feels wonderful, it feels dreamlike.’ Photograph: Eleni Stefanou

Winning the Man Booker Prize is clearly a life-changing event, but never more so than in the case of Tuesday night’s surprise success, Anna Burns, who(...)

Man Booker winner: Anna Burns thanked a housing charity and  food bank. Photograph: Frank Augstein/Pool/Getty

A charity and food bank have expressed their gratitude to the winner of the Man Booker Prize, Anna Burns, after she took the unusual step of thanking (...)

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