As the staggering list of banned books in Kuwait becomes public, Esmee Samsworth discusses the impacts of censorship on literature and politics
After sitting down with Toreh O’Garro and Roma Havers, two members of the Young Identity creative group, it became apparent how busy, how active, and how present the collective is in and around Manchester. With showcases running throughout the year and performances commissioned and hosted regularly, the young creatives seem to always be immersed in […]
Books Editor, Gurnaik Johal, discusses the misogyny at the heart of the work of critically acclaimed writers like Hemingway, Nabokov and Naipaul.
Julia De Miguel re-examines the treatment of female writers and characters after her Spanish Literature course sidelined women poets on their syllabus.
Cambridge University Library published their findings on a Sumerian Tablet, their oldest written document, dating back 4,200 years
100 acclaimed authors will each write one piece over the next 100 years for a literary time capsule, to remain unpublished until the 22nd Century
Dolly Parton’s ‘Imagination Library’ reached a stunning milestone on Tuesday
A different way to enjoy literature
In Chile, students, writers, and feminist campaigners have protested a decision to rename the Arturo Merino Benítez International Airport to the Pablo Neruda International airport. They argue that Neruda, the renowned love poet, doesn’t deserve this celebration as he openly admitted to raping a maid in his 1977 memoir. He wrote that: “One morning, I […]
Students in The University of Manchester’s English Literature, American Studies and Creative Writing department have created a new academic journal, called Polyphony. Founded by third-year-student Hana Jafar with the aim to spread “creative, innovative, and high quality writing” by other undergraduate students, Polyphony will “provide […] readers with an accessible resource to enrich their experience […]
A recent change to The Women’s Prize for Fiction entry requirements means that the publishers of the 16 long listed books will need to pay a fee of £1000
Gurnaik Johal explores the issues surrounding reading and misreading race after a character in one of his stories was incorrectly assumed to be white
Who says books can’t be works of art?