We could be sure of only two things. Katelyn Ogden blew up. Everyone else was fine. Except we weren’t. Not by a long shot


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You can hypnotise an entire audience and make them feel a certain way. I think about what they’re feeling, because I’m making sure they feel a certain way. And I know when I’ve got them

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Alan Light

Every moment that passes is a Lost Time Accident. Close your eyes, Children, when you want to stop time...

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John Wray

All I want to do is drink wine and type

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He is so many miles from love now and home. This is the story of his strangest trip


Kevin Barry

I’ve swapped disco lights for celestial lights but I’m still surrounded by dancers. I am orbited by sixty-seven moons

The Outrun

Amy Liptrot

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Jeffrey Tambor, reading from David Eagleman’s Sum, via Radiolab.

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Watch the Guardian’s exclusive animated documentary about Mohamedou Ould Slahi’s memoir, Guantánamo Diary.

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It was in the painting that I first saw myself as countless suitors had often described me. Before then, I would frown at my face in a hand-held mirror, wondering what they saw that made me so beautiful in their eyes.

Wake Me When I'm Gone

Tattooing in prison is like trying to sew fine stitches with a knitting needle. It’s the essence of prison ingenuity – that so much can be done with so little.

The Graybar Hotel

Curtis Dawkins

Watch Yann Martel discussing Life of Pi following its original US publication in 2002.