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Nonfiction: ‘I Can’t Breathe’: Eric Garner’s Life and Death
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In “I Can’t Breathe,” Matt Taibbi reports on the people and the policies that shaped the course of Garner’s life. www.nytimes.com/2017/11/17/...
Nonfiction: Wresting Golda Meir From the Shadows
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Francine Klagsbrun’s “Lioness” re-examines the beloved prime minister’s legacy. www.nytimes.com/2017/11/17/...
In 'Body Music,' Love Is Sweet, Sexy And A Touch Sentimental
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French graphic novelist Julie Maroh — author of Blue is the Warmest Color — is back with an earnestly sweet collection of vignettes about love, kept from being saccharine by her skill with faces.

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Behind Belle Gibson's cancer con: 'Everything about this story is extreme'

The journalists who broke the story about the wellness blogger failing to pass on charity donations describe the obstacles they hit writing their book about her

More than two years after her very public exposure and disgrace, the spectre of Belle Gibson still strikes fear into her former associates, even those who once called her their friend...

Antonia Fraser: ‘I was forced to learn typing as a punishment for being uppish’
The award-winning author on morning rituals, the importance of a pleasant break at lunchtime and why she has not worked after dinner since 1968

A close encounter with cats begins my writing day. Ferdy and Bella were originally Mayhew Animal Home rescue kittens; nowadays they have a way with technology that means that printing out overnight emails becomes a sophisticated version of cat-and-mouse. I e...

Books of The Times: In Joe Biden’s Memoir, Private Grief and Its Effect on a Public Life
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People who have lost someone will take comfort from what Biden has to say about losing his son Beau to brain cancer in “Promise Me, Dad.” www.nytimes.com/2017/11/13/...
'Lady Chatterley' lawyer Jeremy Hutchinson, who helped change laws and attitudes on sex, dies at 102
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Jeremy Hutchinson, a towering legal figure who helped liberalize British laws and world attitudes about sex and freedom of expression, has died. He was 102.

Hutchinson's former law firm, Three Raymond Buildings, said he died Monday. No cause of death was given.

In 1960 he was part of the team that...

The World Goes On review – a masterpiece of fear and futility
Prizewinning Hungarian author László Krasznahorkai’s new collection of stories is ‘deeply affecting’

When the celebrated Hungarian author László Krasznahorkai and his translator, George Szirtes, won the Man Booker international prize in 2015, the judges were impressed by his “extraordinary sentences of incredible length”. Here, Krasznahorkai’s famous sentences, often sever...

Alexander Chee on the life, work and loss of his mentor, Kit Reed
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The first day of Kit Reed’s advanced fiction class, sitting in the yellow Victorian house I would come to know simply as “Lawn Avenue,” was my first time for so many things. I had never been taught by a professor in her own home, for example, and I remember I couldn’t stop looking at it all. I...

EU and me: writers reminisce on their relationship with Europe

From cappuccinos to constitutional rights, Stieg Larsson to Smetana – writers reflect on what Europe means to them

I’m something of a thief, I’m afraid, and among my stolen possessions I have the score to “Vltava”, the river theme from the Czech composer Smetana’s symphonic poem Má Vlast (“my country”). This I took from school, having played the piano part in the orchestra – nobody, it seemed to me, could possibly love it as I loved it, or play it as I played it; therefore in spirit ...