Category Archive: Reading

READS OF THE YEAR 2018: Richard Price

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Amy Chazkel, Laws of Chance: Brazil’s Clandestine Lottery and the Making of Urban Public Life (Duke University Press, 2011) I have been interested in Brazil since a school project in primary school. And… Continue reading

READS OF THE YEAR 2016: Rebecca DeWald

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Regardless of all other events in this bizarre year of 2016, it’s been a very good reading year for me (partly because I finished my PhD and finally seemed to have more brain… Continue reading

EIBF 2016: REDRESSING IMBALANCES: The Different Faces of Translation

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This is one of a number of pieces covering events at the Edinburgh International Book Festival, which runs from 13th–29th August 2016 at Charlotte Square Gardens, Edinburgh. The discussions between Charlotte Collins, Deborah Smith, Daniel Hahn… Continue reading

READS OF THE YEAR 2015: R.A. Davis

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Daniel Handler, We Are Pirates (Bloomsbury, 2015) Until quite recently, Daniel Handler was best known as the creator of Lemony Snicket, the fictional narrator and named author of A Series of Unfortunate Events, a sequence… Continue reading

READS OF THE YEAR 2015: Laura Waddell

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This year I’ve found myself reading more translation, more books by women, and more from independent publishers. The most significant reading experience I’ve had in 2015 has been Elena Ferrante’s Neopolitan series translated… Continue reading

READS OF THE YEAR 2015: Mark West

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I’m going to cheat ever-so-slightly by choosing not three individual books, but three groupings, because this was a year I was able to read more widely and more voraciously after the narrower, more… Continue reading

A TINY BLOW: Kathleen Jamie reads from ‘The Bonniest Companie’ in Edinburgh

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Kathleen Jamie The Bonniest Companie (Picador Poetry, 2015), launched on 29th October 2015 at Out of the Blue in Edinburgh By Naomi Richards 2014 was the year Kathleen Jamie, inspired by the energy of… Continue reading