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What we’re reading: Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan, Megan Abbott and Ian McGuire

Each week we bring you a sample of the books we’re reading, the films we’re watching, the television shows we’re hooked on or the music we’re loving. Stella Charls is reading You Will Know Me by Megan Abbott

I seem to have spent a lot of time on this blog raving about Megan Abbott (see here and here). I only discovered her work last year and…

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Dear Reader, August 2016

I feel very lucky that my time on Earth coincides with that of Maxine Beneba Clarke’s and her powerful talent. August brings us her much-anticipated memoir, The Hate Race, our Book of the Month. This book is a confronting story about the lived experience of racism in Australia. It’s honest, shocking, and will provide readers with an alarmingly fam…

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Man Booker Prize longlist 2016

The longlist, or ‘Man Booker Dozen’, for the £50,000 Man Booker Prize has been announced. Longlisted authors include two-time Booker Prize winner J.M. Coetzee, as well three debut novelists: David Means, Wyl Menmuir and Virginia Reeves.

Chair of the 2016 judges, Amanda Foreman, writes: ‘This is a very exciting year. The range of books is broad an…

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