Category Archives: Books

Morrison, Diaz and Oates

If you live/work/study near the New York Public Library and can attend their literary events you’re very lucky. The rest of us can enjoy them as podcasts or videos. Here are two of the best (yep, three names, two talks). Advertisements

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Good Reading & Listening List #2

Here are the best books and articles I’ve come across lately. They’re not all new; they are all interesting. If you’d read something you’d recommend, let me know. It’s good to spread the word with likeminded folk. Fiction The Woman … Continue reading

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Good Reading & Listening List #1

Here are the best books, articles and podcasts I’ve come across lately. They’re not all new; they are all interesting. If you’d read or heard something you’d recommend, let me know. It’s good to spread the word with likeminded folk.

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Exercise as Cure

This is not about me. I want to recommend a book called The Exercise Cure to you. But I’ll tell you this about myself so you know the perspective from which my recommendation is coming: I don’t play sport, never have. I … Continue reading

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The Fabulous Mr Fox

When I was at Banff, last month, the Wired Writing Studio group met on Friday afternoons to read from work we admired. I loathe readings. At least, I thought I did. These, I enjoyed.

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Medieval tech support

Book humour care of the Banff Centre’s technical advisor.

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Writing Without Vipers

Fourteen days until I fly to Canada to begin a two-week writing course in Banff and I’ve done no work on my manuscript in months. None. This troubles me enormously but I can only see scraps of time between today … Continue reading

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