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There’s something mysterious about reviving To Kill a Mockingbird

Richard Gray | 06 February 2015 | FEATURES |  
tags: literature, USA
After a gap of 55 years, its reclusive author is publishing a second novel.

Ten books that changed my world

Carolyn Moynihan | 07 November 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: book lists, literature
Less dramatic than it sounds, to be sure, but still formative.

Living in the past

Harley J. Sims | 17 December 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: films, literature, Middle Ages
What’s behind our love affair with the Middle Ages?

New Adult books and the message of love

Katie Hinderer | 01 February 2013 | TIGER PRINT |
tags: ebook, literature, new adult, premarital sex, young adult

Favourite books of 2012

Clare Cannon and Harley J. Sims | 18 December 2012 | FEATURES |  
tags: book reviews, books, literature, reading
Looking for a good read over the Christmas holidays? A late present? Look no further.

75 years of The Hobbit

Harley J. Sims | 07 December 2012 | FEATURES |  
tags: fantasy, J.R.R. Tolkien, literature
J.R.R. Tolkien's imaginative adventure has become the gold standard of children’s literature.

The Casual Vacancy

Harley J. Sims | 22 October 2012 | FEATURES |  
tags: book reviews, Harry Potter, literature
J.K. Rowling’s first novel for adults is a sprawling, dark, misanthropic tale about the worst kind of Muggles.

Nobel laureate criticises one-child policy

Michael Cook | 15 October 2012 | FEATURES |  
tags: book reviews, literature, Nobel Prize, one-child policy
Will the national pride in China's first national to win the Nobel Prize for Literature lead to a reform of the one-child policy?

Donner and Blitzen! Where’s my pipe?

Harley J. Sims | 08 October 2012 | FEATURES |  
tags: censorship, literature, smoking
A publisher bowdlerises familiar verses to produce a non-smoking Santa for the edification of children.

Poetry bestsellers and other oxymorons

Bronwyn Lea | 11 July 2012 | FEATURES |  
tags: Islam, literature, poetry
The best-selling poet in America wrote in Persian and has been dead for 700 years.

The problem with Fifty Shades of Grey

Katie Hinderer | 06 June 2012 | TIGER PRINT |
tags: culture, ebook, Fifty Shades of Grey, literature

Without the marriage plot, what’s left of the novel?

Mark Bauerlein | 15 May 2012 | FEATURES |  
tags: literature, marriage, post-modernism
When romance and marriage are entirely an individual thing the drama of the characters narrows accordingly.

Fifty Shades isn’t really so grey

Katie Hinderer | 05 May 2012 | TIGER PRINT |
tags: book, Fifty Shades of Grey, literature, movie, pornography

SM: A return to the classics

Katie Hinderer | 06 April 2012 | TIGER PRINT |
tags: literature, reading, social media


Francis Phillips | 05 December 2011 | FEATURES |  
tags: literature, religion
In his collected essays, the controversial Christopher Hitchens shows that he is incapable of platitudes or jargon.

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