Books, Venue / 24/11/2020 Bookshop.org offers indie bookstores chance to sell online

A new online bookshop has launched in the UK , which provides a more socially conscious alternative to large companies like Amazon. Bookshop.org was launched on 2 November following its great success in the US.  Andy Hunter developed the site as he wanted to help increase sales for local and independent bookshops. So far, more...

Books, Venue / 24/11/2020 The toxicity of the online book community: has reading become competitive?

The Internet is great for many things, notably connecting us to other like-minded people from all over the world. Throughout my teenage years, as the one guy at school who wasn’t shallow enough to think books “weren’t cool” and because being friends with girls was a cardinal sin at the time (still makes no sense...

Books, Venue / 24/11/2020 Spotlight on graphic novels: Junji Ito’s Uzumaki

Junji Ito is one of the most prolific horror mangakas of all time, and even with the sheer volume of content he has put out through his career, people usually consider his magnum opus to be Uzumaki. The premise is a strange one: a small town on the coast of Japan begins to be haunted...

Books, Venue / 24/11/2020 A self-publishing story

I hate to start this article off with something that sounds a bit cliché, but here goes: ever since I was a kid, I’ve always been writing stories. It’s true though. I remember reading out a short story where the chapters were a few sentences long to my Year 2 classmates. As I’ve got older,...

Books, Venue / 24/11/2020 The power of literary memes

An integral part of how we interact and communicate on social media nowadays is through the meme format. This isn’t up for debate; in almost the same way that poetry can induce shared sentiment and a sense of community and belonging, memes spark a reaction which situates the recipient in a communal group – in...

Books / 20/11/2020 UEA LIVE: Bernardine Evaristo brings light to Black British womanhood

On Wednesday evening, UEA’s Claire Hynes joined Bernardine Evaristo in conversation about her career, activism, and recent success with ‘Girl, Woman, Other’. Bernardine Evaristo is Professor of Creative Writing at Brunel University London and she also is the first black woman to win the Booker Prize in 2019 for her most recent novel, ‘Girl, Woman,...

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Isolation reads

As an avid reader, isolation is almost a dream for me. Restricted only by university summatives, it has been dictated by the government that my time cannot be spent going to work or doing anything that involves going outside.  For the first few days of isolation, I focused on getting through my remaining reading lists…

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Favourites…

Favourite art title Ally Fowler  Joseph Beuys’ ‘I Like America and America Likes Me’, is a title imbued with tongue-in-cheek confidence and cynicism. The German artist flew to New York and entered a room containing a coyote for three days. Initially, it tried to attack him, but by the end of the three days, it…


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