Posts Tagged: Hay Festival

Paradise Locked

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In anticipation of this past week’s Hay Festival, fiction luminary Toni Morrison wrote an essay for The Telegraph examining the concept of paradise as it relates to race and class. The novelist locates the promise of this “Utopia for few” in both early black newspapers and the pursuit-of-happiness ethos that drives contemporary American life: unattainable […]

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Women Better at Sex Writing?

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Martin Amis, whose new novel made it onto the PW Best Summer Books list, explained to his audience at the Hay Festival that “women write better about sex.” “As a novelist you are in a God-like relation to what you create. You are omnipotent and the question of potency is embarrassing for men. It is the […]

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