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Join us at our Picador Classic Day at Foyles

Join us at our Picador Classic Day at Foyles

The launch of our Picador Classic series is almost here! The first books in the series are published on 1 January 2015, and we'll be celebrating with a day-long event at Foyles bookshop on 7 February 2015. If you'd like to join us, Alan Hollinghurst, Carol Ann Duffy, John Lanchester, William Fiennes, Philip Hensher, John Banville and more authors besides, then read on...

Picador to publish Judy Blume's new novel for adults

Picador to publish Judy Blume's new novel for adults

Lots of us here at Picador grew up reading Judy Blume's novels – Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret, Tiger Eyes, Forever and many more besides – and are indebted to her for making sense of our teenage years. We couldn't be more excited to be publishing In the Unlikely Event, her first novel for adults for sixteen years.

'A poem is never finished': John Kinsella in our poets on poetry series

'A poem is never finished': John Kinsella in our poets on poetry series

How do you personally write a poem?

Most often they appear in my head and I see them – on a kind of internal screen. I also compose poems while walking, as I find the rhythms of walking very compatible with organising words, phrases, lines and stanzas. I usually handwrite a draft in my journal, or on a scrap of paper, and if I can (depending on where I am at a given time), write up my next draft on a manual typewriter before taking it across to an electronic document.

Our top five literary party games

If, like us, you will be whiling away many an hour by a fire or at the table (or both at the same time) then you'll no doubt be in need of some entertainment. And obviously it will be far more enjoyable if it is all book-related. So here are our top five literary party games.

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