Month: May 2014

Building the new Booth’s Bookshop Reading Room

Posted on 29/05/2014

For the past few weeks, the Folio offices have been a tangle of Papier Mâché, wood shavings and glue as we prepare to open the new Folio Society Reading Room at Booth’s Bookshop in Hay. The idea for a …

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Building the new Booth's Bookshop Reading Room

Posted on 29/05/2014

For the past few weeks, the Folio offices have been a tangle of Papier Mâché, wood shavings and glue as we prepare to open the new Folio Society Reading Room at Booth’s Bookshop in Hay. The idea for a …

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Michael Dirda on American Fiction

Posted on 15/05/2014

Survey the literature of the United States and one emblematic figure occurs again and again: the loner. Deep down, every American male would like to be Clint Eastwood, standing quietly on a dusty stre …

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Jonathan Burton on Illustrating Fiction

Posted on 15/05/2014

When interpreting a book, an illustrator has to balance his own imagination with the responsibility he has to the story and the reader. In my own work, to avoid being over-imposing, I allow certain ch …

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William Butcher on In Translation

Posted on 15/05/2014

Five different languages gave birth to Franz Kafka’s Metamorphosis and Other Stories, Albert Camus’s The Outsider, Ivan Turgenev’s First Love, Mario Vargas Llosa’s The War of the End of the World and …

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Steve Erickson on From Book to Film

Posted on 15/05/2014

Spanning 128 years and three or four different genres, Charles Dickens’s Great Expectations, Bram Stoker’s Dracula, Truman Capote’s Breakfast at Tiffany’s, John le Carré’s Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy an …

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John Sutherland on World Fiction

Posted on 15/05/2014

The GBP – the Great British Public – is undergoing a historic change in its reading practices. The canary in the cage evidence is in the 2014 literary prizes. The Folio Prize went to a brilliant Ameri …

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My favourite bookshop: Rye Books, East Dulwich

Posted on 09/05/2014

One of my favourite bookshops is Rye Books in East Dulwich. I often pop in to browse around, and I am always impressed by the expertly curated selection of books on display. This made me curious as to …

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