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In Notes on a Shipwreck, the Italian journalist Davide Enia bears witness to the suffering of migrants fleeing Africa for the island of Lampedusa.
We don't have a lot of experience with investigating presidents of the United States," McCabe says. "There is not a standard S.O.
A selection of books published this week; plus, a peek at what our colleagues around the newsroom are reading.
The Second Coming series, which had been due to launch next month, has been pulled following campaign by conservative site CitizenGo A new comics series in which Jesus Christ is sent on a most holy mission by God to learn what it takes to be the true messiah of mankind from a superhero called Sun-Man, has been cancelled by DC Comics. The move follows a petition that called it outrageous and blasphemous. The Second Coming series, from DC imprint Vertigo, was due to launch on 6 March.
Rachel Martin talks to David Wallace-Wells, author of The Uninhabitable Earth, who outlines the current misunderstandings and upcoming impacts of climate change.
This year marks the 70th anniversary of the communist revolution in China. NPR's Steve Inskeep talks to Helen Zia, who wrote a book about the Chinese who fled the revolution.
A love story ever on the brink of 'self-contempt', the novel shows the private terrors that beset the fearless public campaigner Today James Baldwin is most frequently encountered as a trailblazer of the civil rights movement; a magnificent prophet who declared that ignorance, allied with power, is the most ferocious enemy justice can have. His contemporary relevance is so obvious it hardly needs to be stated - although it's always good to be reminded. To watch him in the recent documentary I Am Not Your Negro is exhilarating, showing just what an unstoppable moral and intellectual force he was.
The guidebook covers Cantonese food in Asia, Europe and the United States.
US poet Ada Limn writes with simple and disarming honesty - for people rather than other poets. I had never read Ada Limn when I dipped into Bright Dead Things and The Carrying (published simultaneously in Britain), but have since discovered that Limn is far from an unknown quantity in her native US. Bright Dead Things, her fourth collection, was shortlisted for the National Book award and feted by Tracy K Smith, the US poet laureate.
The upcoming movie Yesterday bears resemblance to Nick Milligan's novel Enormity When Nick Milligan decided to self-publish his speculative fiction novel, Enormity, he knew it was going to be a hard slog to find an audience. But seeing a similar plot play out in the trailer for Danny Boyle's new film, Yesterday, came as a shock. I had high expectations for Enormity's success, Milligan said.
On this week's podcast, French author Lela Slimani sits down with Sian to talk about her novel Adle, the story of a self-destructive sex addict. And author Kristen Roupenian reveals to Hadley Freeman how writing one short story, Cat Person, threw her suddenly into the spotlight and cast her, rather dauntingly, as an internationally recognised expert on modern love. Then Claire and Sian recall the novelist Andrea Levy, who died last week.
An alpha male's sense of self is shattered in French's captivating standalone novel. The screenwriter Steven Moffat once said that his hit show Sherlock was not a crime drama, but a drama about a man who solves crimes. The distinction would work well for Tana French's acclaimed series of novels featuring the fictional Dublin murder squad (soon to be a TV series, scripted by Sarah Phelps).
Twenty books in contention for this year's 5,000 award encompass stories of bereavement, isolation and marginalisation From a girl's exploration of her Taiwanese heritage following her mother's suicide to the story of two young carers whose mother is terminally ill, the 2019 longlist for the Carnegie medal rides a wave of children's books about marginalisation and isolation, poverty and bereavement. First won by Arthur Ransome for one of his Swallows and Amazons adventure novels in 1936, the UK's most prestigious award for children's books this year encompasses a range topics including depression, assisted dying and gun violence. Novels in the running include The Astonishing Colour of After by Emily XR Pan and Brian Conaghan's The Weight of a Thousand Feathers, which both deal with the death of a mother; Onjali Q Raf's The Boy at the Back of the Class, about a Syrian refugee living in the UK; Emily Thomas's Mud, about a girl living on a Thames sailing barge with an alcoholic father; and Candy Gourlay's Bone Talk, which follows a Filipino boy whose tribe is at risk from a US invasion in 1899.
A new book tells how the blinding of a black Army veteran after World War II by a South Carolina police chief helped lead to the desegregation of the U.S. Army.
NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks with clinical psychologist Lisa Damour about her new book, Under Pressure: Confronting the Epidemic of Stress and Anxiety in Girls.
Separate: The Story of Plessy v. Ferguson, and America's Journey From Slavery to Segregation, by Steve Luxenberg, is an elegant history of the mostly losing battle to protect the civil rights of newly freed black citizens.
Two new books, How to Disappear, by Akiko Busch, and Silence, by Jane Brox, explore the benefits of tuning out.
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The Cape Doctor by EJ Levy, which describes the individual born Margaret Ann Bulkley as 'a heroine', has been accused of disrespecting gender identity A debate about the gender identity of Dr James Barry, the pioneering Victorian who adopted a male persona to become the UK's first female-born doctor, has erupted after the award-winning author EJ Levy was accused of disrespecting Barry's legacy by using female pronouns in a forthcoming novel. Levy announced last week that she had sold a novel about the true story of Barry, titled The Cape Doctor. The forthcoming book, which will be released by Little, Brown, will trace Barry's life story: born Margaret Ann Bulkley in Ireland, the future doctor became Barry at the age of 20 and left for Edinburgh to study medicine as a man.
The Iranian-American Washington Post journalist reveals the psychological scars his 2014 imprisonment left him with Three years after being released from an Iranian prison, Jason Rezaian can still not quite shake off a recurring bad dream. It no longer dogs him several times a week as it did in the early days after his release, but it still revisits him, often after he has been retelling his tale. And it never changes.