Confronted with centuries of exploitation by their country’s ruling class and foreign powers, Haitian writers warn against the impulse to seek solace in outside intervention or cynical humor.
Amanda Lohrey’s novel about a woman who isolates herself yet finds connection has won the 2021 Miles Franklin Literary Award.
It’s no coincidence that more books about trees are popping up. There is an air of desperation in new books by Peter Wohllben, Janine Burke and others.
Both men and women play a role in perpetuating attitudes toward sex that are hypocritical and logically inconsistent.
Palm oil is responsible for widespread deforestation and labor abuses, but it’s also cheap and incredibly useful. That’s why many advocates call for reforming the industry, not replacing it.
While teachers are under increased pressure to tread carefully in the classroom on issues of race, books that deal with themes of racism can offer a way forward.
Eric Carle’s famous book about a caterpillar was originally about a book worm.
Publishing houses face strain, and in some cases, closure, as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. Authors are looking for alternative ways to get their work to readers.
The suggestion that Mandela single-handedly achieved democracy is as intellectually threadbare as the charge that he was centrally responsible for the failure to transform South Africa.
Popular psychology is all over book shops, podcasts and Netflix specials. The value of these ideas is hotly debated but even unguided, self-administered bibliotherapy may bring mental health benefits.
From talking about death to understanding grief, these picture books can help parents start a difficult conversation about death with young children.
Beyond the ‘literature of madness,’ the narratives about mental and physical health published today explore the interdependence of bodies and their environments.
From Emile Brontë’s West York Moors to the mining town where DW Lawrence set Sons and Lovers, there is much literary heritage to be discovered all over the UK.
Media coverage of the recent Dr. Seuss controversy are rooted in both a lack of awareness of the challenges and realities of maintaining collections and a false understanding of history.
Published in 1991, the tale of over-educated, under-employed young people who lament the broken world they’ve inherited speaks to the concerns of today’s youth.
Created in response to Sherlock Holmes, detective Martin Hewitt is less operatic and more pragmatic.
All-boys’ schools often choose texts for English study written by men. But the sexism goes beyond that. They are more likely to shy away from any exploration of gender in literature.
Where solitary reading drives us into ourselves, reading aloud can be a deeply sensuous experience
Just when you think you’ve had enough of detectives behaving badly, along comes Claire DeWitt. She is, frankly, a beautifully written mess.
Christie used her Belgian sleuth to unpick ideas of England and Englishness.