Hawkins’s writing displays a suspicion of power, especially male power, though she is also eager to identify moments of female collusion in misogyny.
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Solomon’s gifts are so wide-ranging it can be hard not to believe he comes from an earlier century.
Like the historical fiction of Hillary Mantel and Ali Smith, Danielle Dutton's Margaret the First investigates, more than anything, what it means to be a woman and write.
An exciting new guard of Irish writers have set the literary world ablaze. But where does that leave the old guard? Barry's Days Without End provides some answers.
Marcus Sedgwick's Snow doesn't just tell us the science of the white stuff – it explores its place in our culture.
Rachel Reeves was the second woman to represent Leeds in parliament. Now, she's written a book about the first.
The Bestseller Code by Jodie Archie and Matthew L Jockers reveals what literary hits have in common.
Second-Hand Time by Svetlana Alexievich is an empathetic treatment of collective memory – and grief.
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