‘Sewell, whose non-art essays were awarded the Orwell Prize, called himself “queer” rather than “gay”, which he thought a silly misuse of language and not at all appropriate. Neither of those faults can be applied to this absorbing book which thorou
‘Historical, poetic, touching, deserving of applause. It should be read to children. Young people will receive great examples and adults will admire them.’
The critic Ralph Peter reviews Portuguese edition (Matrix) of The Old Ladies of Nazareth by Naim Attallah.
Former White House health advisor and Quartet author Philip Salem on COVID-19 and the race for a cure
A RACE FOR A CURE FOR COVID-19*
By Dr. Philip Salem
Congratulations to Ted Gorton, author of Only The Dead, for being shortlisted among London’s literati!
The Authors’ Club announced the shortlist for the annual Best First Novel Award 2020 yesterday. The shortlisted titles are as follows, with the judges’ assessments:
In the light of the Coronavirus outbreak, like many other independent publishers, we have had to suspend some of our scheduled publications for the time being. MEMORIES by Naim Attallah, SIXTY SOMETHINGS by Nicola Madge and Paul Hoggart, THE SINS OF G. K. CHESTERTON by Richard Ingr
Beyond Black There is No Colour The Story of Forough Farrokhzad reviewed by New York Times writer, Farah Nayeri
Iran’s Poet of Female Desire, Forough Farrokhzad, is celebrated in a novel by Maryam Diener
Beyond Black There Is No Color: The Story of Forough Farrokhzad is written in the first person, as if narrated by Forough herself, in a loose diary style.
BROADWAY ARTS FESTIVAL | A celebration of the arts in north Cotswolds
“Pre-Raphaelite Sisters: Models & Muses” Talk by Jan Marsh | Sat June 13 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
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Do book prizes count these days, other than boosting book sales and giving literary book chatterers something to chat about?
Whatever your point of view, when it comes to contemporary fiction, it’s an honour just to be nominated.
So Quartet’s author T.J. Gorton
Maryam’s Diener’s latest novel BEYOND BLACK THERE IS NO COLOUR is published on 27 February. With the rise of mainstream feminist-oriented publishing and the debate around fourth-wave feminism being very much in the zeitgeist, the time is right to (re)introduce the Irani