Monday Morning Paper Round: 25th March 2013

Hello bookies!

It’s Monday morning afternoon and you know what that means — it’s time for the paper round! 

Lets have a look at some of the book news and reviews you may have missed over the weekend. Too busy eating eggs benedict and getting your hair did, huh?

The Sydney Morning Herald/The Sun-Herald

Australian newspapers have been rather preoccupied recently with federal political dramas, but the Herald still found space to publish Jenny Sinclair’s fascinating piece about being locked in Old Melbourne Gaol to work on a novel. Fancy a stint in the clink? Click here to find out more.

The Guardian

From the Guardian we get a love letter to writing in the second person by Mohsin Hamid and an article by Rachida Lamrabet who discusses national identity and literature. 

Los Angeles Times

Click here for the latest LA Times bestseller list (how many have you read?), for a review of Tracey Thompson’s non-fiction book The New Mind of the South head here, and for a gallery of Chinua Archebe’s literary legacy, try here.*

* Chinua Archebe was a Nigerian novelist seen by many as the ‘father of African literature.’ For more information on Archebe have a look at this Guardian article.

New York Times

The NY Times gives us a fascinating article on Kate Atkinson’s Life After Life, a novel full of alternate endings; and a wonderful gallery of some of the best book covers of 2012.

Books to Read

The New Mind of the South, by Tracey Thompson. Published by Simon & Schuster. Buy it here or here.

Life After Life, by Kate Atkinson. Published by Doubleday. Buy it here, here or here.

I hope you enjoyed the weekly round up! Next week this post will be not only on a Monday but also IN THE MORNING. The Little Book Girl is slowly getting organised… 

 

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