‘Science will never know it all’: Richard Dawkins, Margaret Atwood and others predict the future

As the 2016 London Literature festival begins, this year exploring the theme ‘living in future times’, science and sci-fi writers share their visions of humanity’s future. Interviews by Lucy Peters Continue reading… As the 2016 London Literature festival begins, this year exploring the theme ‘living in future times’, science and sci-fi writers share their visions Read More …

‘Don’t ask what’s wrong with the reader, what’s wrong with the books?’: writing for readers with dyslexia

From tinting their pages yellow to redesigning fonts, publisher Barrington Stoke is leading the way in dyslexia-friendly books. They and their authors – including Meg Rosoff and Anthony McGowan – explain the practicalities Mainstream understanding of dyslexia has come a long way from the days when children with reading difficulties were labelled simply lazy or Read More …

Shakespeare and Company: a ‘socialist utopia masquerading as a bookstore’ – in pictures

An English-language bookshop founded by George Whitman on the banks of the Seine in Paris has been hosting writers and selling the occasional book for 65 years. Krista Halverson explores the history of a countercultural institution and the legacy of Sylvia Beach Continue reading… An English-language bookshop founded by George Whitman on the banks of Read More …

Tom Gauld on Shakespeare’s The Tempest – cartoon

After Margaret Atwood reflected on the process of adapting Shakespeare’s Tempest for her novel Hagseed, Tom Gauld comes up with a ranking system for adaptations Continue reading… After Margaret Atwood reflected on the process of adapting Shakespeare’s Tempest for her novel Hagseed, Tom Gauld comes up with a ranking system for adaptations Continue reading… Source Read More …

Nutcrackers and Alice in Wonderland: Russian illustrated children’s books – in pictures

Karina Karmenian takes us on a tour of contemporary Russian children’s books illustrators, after setting the scene with the radical foundations in the 1920s Continue reading… Karina Karmenian takes us on a tour of contemporary Russian children’s books illustrators, after setting the scene with the radical foundations in the 1920s Continue reading… Source from..