Kathy O'Shaughnessy, George Eliot, Literary Magazines and Jason Reynolds

Kathy O'Shaughnessy talks to Mariella about her novel charting the life of George Eliot.


Some Personal News From Samantha Irby

The blogger and essayist reads her latest collection, “Wow, No Thank You.”

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The Humble Confidence of Seamus Heaney

When he first began to publish poems, Seamus Heaney’s chosen pseudonym was “Incertus,” meaning “...

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Carlo Rovelli: 'I remember my amazement at finding a whole cosmos inside a book'

The physicist on grappling with Heidegger, the lyricism of Kerouac, and the book that transformed hi...

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Jon Day: Detecting the Duchess

The Russian state lab in Sochi was the official drug testing facility for the whole games. As...

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The Whale Tattoo by Jon Ransom review – a powerful new voice of gay working-class life

A Norfolk fishing town is the setting for this heartfelt debut exploring trauma, forgiveness and rev...

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Munkey Diaries 1957-1982 by Jane Birkin review – passion and pop in Paris

From ‘Je t’aime’ with Serge Gainsbourg to partying with Roman Polanski … the star‑studded early...

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