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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.

Rijksmuseum tickets: an excuse to go to Amsterdam in 2015

Rijksmuseum tickets: an excuse to go to Amsterdam in 2015

If you're wondering where you're going to go next year, then we might just have the answer. We can't offer flights, but we have got two pairs of tickets to Amsterdam's Rijksmuseum to give away. It's home to, among  many other wonderful exhibits, Petronella Oortman's doll's house, which was the inspiration for The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton.

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