Posts Tagged: Booker Prize

You Don’t See the Whole Young Man until the Very End: An Interview with Douglas Stuart


The amount of pressure on young men still to get on with it and to bottle it up and to be strong and be certain is overwhelming. And it shows in the UK. The suicide rates for men are so high. It’s a mental health issue. We don’t allow men to express themselves or talk about their vulnerability, and we blame them for a lot; we get to that phrase “toxic masculinity” really quickly. I don’t believe masculinity is always toxic, I just think sometimes it’s very unhealthy and we need to examine it and open it up.


A Gripping, Limited Call to Arms: Margaret Atwood’s The Testaments

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There are so many happy endings that dystopia and utopia become almost indistinguishable by the novel’s end.