“We need to carve out a place in time for ourselves . . . Where we can just breathe, just be, just bathe in the simple animal contentment of being, and not crave anything except what we already have: life itself”
“An evocative allegory about the endless contest between good and evil… As in his first novel, Taduno’s Song, Atogun has combined folkloric elements with a strong central character to create a haunting and unusual narrative.”
“Despite appearances, innovations don’t come from nowhere. They are the latest branches on the family tree of invention.” An extract from The Runaway Species on how technology (and creativity) work: by building on what’s come before.
“I haven’t written it because I think I’m special. I’ve written it because I think I’m typical.” Robert Webb in the Irish Times talking about howHow Not To Be a Boyhas made some angry men angrier, and why he’s not a feminist Yoda.
Look at these fine new editions of The Novel Cure and The Story Cure! For any ailment you can think of The Novel Cure has the literary remedy to set you right. And The Story Cure is crammed with recommendations to help you fill a kid’s bookshelves with all the adventure and imagination they could need.
Miranda July: author, artist, filmmaker, and now shopkeeper. She has opened an inter-faith charity shop inside Selfridges, so if you’re in London between now and the 22nd of October you should drop in!