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Students’ Corner: Review of “Never Let Me Go” by Kazuo Ishiguro

Today, Chiara Harrison Lambe, a student at the Centre for British Studies in Berlin, shares her review of Kazuo Ishiguro’s novel Never Let Me Go (Faber, 2005) and claims that it hasn’t lost any of its emotional force over the years. Never Let Me Go opens with its narrator, Kathy […] Read more

An Archive Full of Voices: Wasafiri celebrates 35 years and 100 issues!

I had the great pleasure to attend the celebrations of Wasafiri Magazine’s 35th anniversairy and its 100th issue on Saturday, 9 November at the British Library in London. Founding editor Susheila Nasta together with editor and new publishing director Malachi McIntosh took guided us through their captivating programme entitled “An […] Read more

Killing it in Yorkshire: the Theakston Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival in Harrogate

Sandra van Lente went to Harrogate to see what the Theakston Old Peculier Crime Festival was all about. Harrogate is one of “the” places to go you are interested in crime fiction – this seems to be true for readers as well as agents, editors and other “book professionals”. This […] Read more

Caution: Reading in Progress! We’re all mad here…

Sandra van Lente meldet sich aus London, wo sie zusammen mit Dr Anamik Saha an der Goldsmiths Universität im Projekt „Rethinking ‚Diversity‘ in Pubishing“ aktiv ist. Hier stellt sie kurz drei Bücher vor, die ihren Weg vielleicht nicht unbedingt in den deutschen Buchhandel finden werden (was sehr schade wäre): Bernardine […] Read more

Caution: Reading in Progress!

In our new format we are going to write about books we are currently reading. This is an experiment and a work-in-progress. So please don’t expect a polished review or an in-depth reading with final conclusions and what not. What we want to do in this category is to give […] Read more

Transitioning from Migration – Berlin’s African Book Festival 2019

“TRANSITIONING FROM MIGRATION: Africa is often regarded as a continent of migration, of countries described vividly […] as ones that citizens flee from. African literature can contribute to our understanding of the causes, processes and aspirations that perpetuate this trend. In this way African literature invites us to imagine an […] Read more

From London to Leipzig – Bookfairs, Projects, Politics

Sandra van Lente berichtet von einigen Eindrücken auf ihren Kurzreisen zu den Buchmessen in London und Leipzig, von Forschungsprojekten, Buchorchestern und engagierten Gastlandautorinnen. London Book Fair – die letzte vor dem großen B*? Letzte Woche war ich nach langer Zeit zum ersten Mal wieder auf der Londoner Buchmesse. Früher fand […] Read more