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kevin-arnold's picture
Nov.06.2013
What may have been Seamus Heaney's final poem, a "heartbreakingly prescient" reflection on the first world war, has been published for the first time by the Guardian.  Heaney was invited by the poet laureate, Carol Ann Duffy, to contribute to a memorial anthology marking the...
jeffrey-ricker's picture
Aug.19.2013
Poor Colin Robinson. Are you okay, hon? Do you need a hug? In case you don't know what I'm talking about, the aforementioned Mr. Robinson is an editor for OR Books and wrote a column in The Guardian this past week about the plight of the poor, put-upon reader. There are just too many books for...
j-m-leitch's picture
Jun.04.2012
Have you heard about the annual Bilderberg meetings? The name is taken from a hotel in Holland where, back in May 1954, the first meeting took place. According to the official website they grew out of a “concern expressed by leading citizens on both sides of the Atlantic that Western Europe and...
r-n-morris's picture
Dec.07.2011
The "winner" of the Literary Review's Bad Sex Award was announced on Tuesday. The recipient of this mean-spirited slap in the face was David Guterson for scenes in his novel Ed King. I haven't read the book, but I did read an "offending" passage on the Guardian online and I have to say, it seemed...
matt-beynon-rees's picture
Jul.07.2011
I dislike the law and I have little interest in ethics. So here’s a post about the ethics and legality of using real characters in fiction, as I do in my latest novel MOZART’S LAST ARIA. It’s the one time I’ll bother to write about either subject. In a Fringe Magazine review of MOZART’S LAST ARIA,...
matt-beynon-rees's picture
Dec.09.2010
There are many theories as to why Scandinavian crime writers prosper in the bestseller lists. But I know why it is. Ikea.  I just bought a new set of Ikea shelves for my office. I’ll get into exactly how that has altered the configuration of my workspace, but at this point let me just note that it...
matt-beynon-rees's picture
Oct.15.2010
Martin Walker’s series of crime novels about the police chief of a small town in France' sbeautiful Perigord region is a delight. When we met at a recent “British Crime Fiction Night” in Darmstadt, Germany, he described the books as “French porn – wine, food, women – in a crime fiction frame.”...
rosy-cole's picture
Jun.30.2010
                                  The iPhone apps throwing light on best-selling books Authors such as Iain Banks and Martina Cole are increasingly supplementing book releases with apps full of bonus material...
matt-beynon-rees's picture
Feb.23.2010
One of the great pleasures of life as a writer is being paired with fascinating novelists when you speak at book fairs. (It's also an occasional rough ride when you find yourself stuck with a bum who can't write, but I'm being nice here so I won't go into any of those.) The most delightful fellow I...
pauline-rowson's picture
Feb.23.2010
The Guardian has been asking writers for their ten rules for writing this week so I thought I would come up with mine.  And here they are: 1 Always have a pencil and paper with you, in every handbag, shopping bag or pocket. 2. Travel by public transport, you see and meet some great characters for...