‘No one who reads could possibly turn out like Trump.’ At least not according to the prolific and talented Dame Margaret Drabble. And, as author of nineteen novels, twice editor of the Oxford Companion of English Literature, married to Michael Holroyd and younger sister of AS Byatt, she knows a thing or two about reading.Continue reading “Margaret Drabble gets The Novel Cure”
Wonderful exploration of the beauty and importance of #libraries by Ali Smith, pub by @HamishH1931
Page 67 reveals all.
Social media is the root cause of all evil. You would be forgiven for thinking so at least. It has been blamed for breaking up relationships, destroying careers, disintegrating family connections, reducing attention spans, driving obesity rates, causing violence, and proliferating unemployment. That’s quite a CV. Let’s not start on its effect upon literature. CriticsContinue reading “Is Social Media Killing Literature?”
You’d be forgiven for thinking that the art of the written word, or at least the art of consuming that written word is over. But it seems that some people in some places are determined to ensure that books continue to be explored. Until now only used by shady-looking characters exchanging presents, or the kindContinue reading “Reading Will Never Die”