Lang Leav’s new poetry collection to release in November

Contemporary poet and novelist Lang Leav is known for her unique, relatable and touching poetry. And if you are a fan of her poems, then here’s some good news for you– Lang Leav’s upcoming book is a collection of her poems and it will be released on November 3, 2020 worldwide! Lang Leav recently took […]

Ayyappa Paniker: The satirist who sang love songs

Paniker’s first collection of poems (1951-69) was published in 1974. The second (1969-81), Pakalukal Rathrikal (Days and Nights), published in 1982, was well received by academics and readers aliks. Days and Nights and Passage to America, written during his days in the West, are in a sense a subtle dialogue between the East and the […]

Book World: In ‘Not a Novel,’ Jenny Erpenbeck continues to evolve

This latest book closes with “Society,” just two essays. These pack a terrific punch, however, as they confront one of our moment’s most pressing issues, namely, the untold millions of displaced people seeking asylum. The first offers an obituary, alert to the most telling details, for an African immigrant Erpenbeck came to know in the […]

Heart of the arts silenced

In May 2002 the Community Trust cut its funding to the Artery, and the Nelson City Council started investigating whether it had acted in accordance with its funding agreement. The Artery closed, and White lost his job – he opened the Phat Club the following month.

UK spring breaks: six of the best towns and cities

Meander down the Georgian lanes to a high street crammed with shops like the Hoxton Store, for eclectic homeware and fashion, and J Cosmo for retro-style clothes. Galleries include Taylor-Jones & Son and nearby Will & Yates. For foodies, there’s a Saturday market with wine tasting and good bakeries, and the Wild Kitchen runs seashore […]

Susanna: Baudelaire & Piano review – a cool breath of Nordic autumn

Like her compatriot, near namesake and fellow Norwegian Grammy winner Susanne Sundfør, Wallumrød has a wonderful voice, reaching effortlessly into the upper registers, and crumbling deliciously when she ventures a little lower, and communicating wordless emotion in the wails and moans at the end of Meditation. Baudelaire & Piano is low key, but it is […]

HT Picks: New Reads

The demise of Pakistan – a country with a reputation for volatility, brutality and radical Islam – is regularly predicted. But things rarely turn out as expected, as journalist Declan Walsh knows well. Over a decade covering the country, his travels took him from the raucous port of Karachi to the gilded salons of Lahore […]

Protagonist Pictures Boards Directors’ Fortnight Title ‘The Rider’ — Cannes

The film stars Brady Jandreau along with Tim Jandreau, Lilly Jandreau, Lane Scott and Cat Clifford and story follows a young cowboy (Brady), once a rising star of the rodeo circuit, who is warned that his competition days are over after a tragic riding accident. Back home, he finds himself wondering what he has to […]

Children’s books by famed late author reprinted

The novel Quê Nội was first published by Kim Đồng Publishing House in 1974. It tells the story of Cục, a boy from Quang Nam’s Hoa Phuoc Village, the writer’s homeland, who lives during the nation’s August Revolutionary period in 1945. 

Mons, Belgium, Capital of Culture 2015

It’s easy to forget that Mons was once a mining town, because it’s now more like Silicon Hill. Internet search giant Google has built a huge data centre outside the town, creating a digital community among the abandoned pits. The locals have responded in their own way by creating mock Google street views of Mons, […]