Mary Wollstonecraft is a Double Taurus, Or: How an Astrologer Helped Unstick My Novel

It’s pre-pandemic November. I’m in New York on my birthday, a confluence that hasn’t happened in more than a decade, though I’m often in New York, and have a birthday reliably once a year. A friend gives me the present of a session with her long-time astrologer, John, who doesn’t nail everything all the time, […]


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A Good Read 8 March 2016

Writers John O'Farrell and Joe Dunthorne recommend great books to Harriett Gilbert.

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Open Book - Graham Swift on Mothering Sunday

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How Three Royal Brothers Ended an English Dynasty

During the mid-15th century, England was crippled by civil war. The conflict dragged on for three de...

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In this week’s episode of Fiction/Non/Fiction, co-hosts Whitney Terrell and V.V. Ganeshananthan tal...

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What would Ithink, coming up aftermy world had evaporated?I’d wish I were water.

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