Norman Mailer

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Manil Suri: a scene in his The City of Devi impressed judges.  “We streak like superheroes past suns and solar systems, we dive through shoals of quarks and atomic nuclei,” he wrote. Photograph: Jose Villarrubia

Manil Suri has won the annual Bad Sex in Fiction award for a scene in his novel The City of Devi describing a sexual encounter in terms of exploding s(...)

Eamon Dunphy’s books of the year
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Not for Turning, volume one of Charles Moore’s Margaret Thatcher (Allen Lane), is magnificent. Moore enjoyed complete access to his subject, her fa(...)

In 2008, the gun that was used to kill John F Kennedy’s assassin was auctioned off as part of “a pop culture collection”. Other items included the (...)

Love, Marilyn
Love, Marilyn

Marilyn Monroe suffered, in her lifetime, enough abuse from the misogynists who ran Hollywood – and from those who hung around that place – for us to (...)

US crime novelist Elmore Leonard known for his works Get Shorty and Out of Sight has died aged 87 at home.  Photograph: Vince Bucci/Getty Images

American author Elmore Leonard, whose ear for gritty, realistic dialogue helped bring dozens of hard-bitten crooks, cops and cowboys to life in nearl(...)

Anthony Burgess is one of the most underrated writers in the English language. This does a disservice to a half-century of superb work until hi(...)

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