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I can Answer That

May 6, 2024 Longrider 4

Fuck all. John McGahern called his experimental masterpiece That They May Face the Rising Sun, about a small rural Irish community, an “anti-novel” for its rejection […]

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Dick Francis

October 22, 2023 Longrider 2

I read my first Dick Francis novel when I was a teenager and I was hooked from the start. Francis stopped writing in 2000 and […]

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October 4, 2023 Longrider 0

It will take a while to form, but I have made a small start on my next novel (number 7). Number 6 – Resolution is […]

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Quite Right

October 3, 2023 Longrider 9

Fuck sensitivity readers. Ian McEwan has expressed his opposition to sensitivity readings, accusing young people of wanting “to bind their arms and legs in ways […]

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You Didn’t

September 13, 2023 Longrider 2

Write it. The ghostwriter who worked with Millie Bobbie Brown on her debut novel has revealed the writing process the pair followed, saying they used […]

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Another Outing

July 25, 2023 Longrider 2

I started my sixth novel at the turn of the year. This one is a sequel to Resolution, so a modern detective story with a […]

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May 28, 2023 Longrider 8

Can’t argue with this. The author of Babel and The Poppy War, Rebecca F Kuang, has said she finds the idea that authors should only […]

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Two Thoughts

May 13, 2023 Longrider 5

The Stephen Tomkinson verdict brings two thoughts to my mind. Firstly, it once again demonstrates why the jury system is a good one. The jury […]