Land of the Dawn-lit Mountains: A Journey across Arunachal Pradesh, India’s Forgotten Frontier

Amy Aed enjoys travel writing that restores human values, and discovers a remote state in north-eastern India

PUBLISHED ON: 27/01/21

CATEGORY: Reviews

Not only was Land of the Dawn-lit Mountains shortlisted for the 2018 Edward Stanford Travel Writing Award, but it has also been given high praise by o …

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Tiger Girl

Vicky MacKenzie lauds an eighth collection, shimmering with beauty and rage, by the Keats-Shelley Poetry Prize-winning poet, a writer who refuses to flinch

PUBLISHED ON: 03/11/20

CATEGORY: Reviews

Tiger Girl shimmers with beauty and rage: for every exquisite description of a bird or tiger, there’s an incident of cruelty and horror, unfolded on t …

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Lost

Desi Tsvetkova enjoys an Indian-set young adult novel about being ripped from privilege and shaking off the conditioning of a luxurious life

PUBLISHED ON: 02/03/20

CATEGORY: Reviews

After the critical success of her award-winning debut novel, Boy 87, Ele Fountain returns with yet another heart-wrenching, yet eye-opening young adul …

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Writing the Mother Tongue

Eluned Gramich

PUBLISHED ON: 11/02/20

CATEGORY: Column, Opinion

  aussenraum / outside area so many languages hide beneath your trees in the secret corners of your alleys and in the well which, in winter, is b …

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Eluned Gramich Reviews Dignity by Alys Conran (Weidenfeld & Nicolson)

Eluned Gramich reviews the novel Dignity by Alys Conran

PUBLISHED ON: 27/03/19

CATEGORY: Audio review

SCROLL DOWN FOR SCRIPT   Eluned Gramich reviews the novel Dignity by Alys Conran (Weidenfeld & Nicolson), published on 4 April. Researched, s …

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George Carr Reviews Small Days and Nights by Tishani Doshi (Bloomsbury)

George Carr

PUBLISHED ON: 27/03/19

CATEGORY: Audio review

SCROLL DOWN FOR SCRIPT   George Carr reviews the novel Small Days and Nights by Tishani Doshi (published by Bloomsbury on 18 April). Researched, …

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Dignity: a Letter

Alys Conran

PUBLISHED ON: 27/03/19

CATEGORY: Author process

Dignity is published on 4 April. Although many of the social and historical aspects of Dignity come from family experience and other primary and secon …

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Girls Are Coming Out of the Woods

Maria Apichella admires the Ted Hughes Prize shortlisted visceral, surreal, bold and radicalised collection with themes ranging from violence against women to fancying Patrick Swayze

PUBLISHED ON: 26/02/19

CATEGORY: Reviews

Jyoti Singh, a twenty-three-year-old medical student, had been coming home from the cinema in New Delhi. After catching a bus, she was brutally gang-r …

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Songs of the Soil

Jessica Mookherjee

PUBLISHED ON: 25/07/17

CATEGORY: Poetry

Waterlogged, overtaken by tides, swamped clay, sinking in soil that makes me homesick, near an estuary. I think I see paddy fields growing in Llanrhid …

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Valley, City, Village

Natalie Holborow

PUBLISHED ON: 01/03/17

CATEGORY: Opinion

Spices hissing in pans. Sellers hollering through a flutter of rainbow silks and clattering plastic sunglasses. Marigolds, bright barnacles, clinging …

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