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BBC National Short Story Award 2014 deep dive

“When you read a short story, you come out a little more aware and a little more in love with the world around you.” – George Saunders As the BBC National Short Story Award is being announced today*, I woke … Continue reading

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The view from Maslow’s peak (II) – Going with a different sort of flow

Don’t agonize about success or failure. Just do what you must do as well as you possibly can. In the process you may eventually transcend triumph and disaster. That is how to meet those two impostors. Those are the last … Continue reading

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The bee

  Footnotes 1. I used the iPad app Paper by 53– an app that allows people who can’t draw to draw- to create this. I am indebted to the “Mastering Paper by 53” series on a website called Made Mistakes for … Continue reading

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The work of Anthony Lane – So finely written

In many ways, the work of a critic is easy. We risk very little yet enjoy a position over those who offer up their work and their selves to our judgement. We thrive on negative criticism, which is fun to … Continue reading

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Obituaries in The Economist- Stories of somewhere else

The first thing I read in The Economist is the Obituary column on the last page. Despite the name, there is very little mention of death here- as the obituaries editor, Ann Wroe, has said: The death…is rarely interesting. It’s … Continue reading

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