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The Picador Book Club: Silence by Shusaku Endo

The Picador Book Club: Silence by Shusaku Endo

We've gone from a contemporary London hotel in last month's book club to seventeenth century Japan for this month. Silence by Shusaku Endo is the author's most highly acclaimed work and has been called one of the twentieth century's finest novels. As empathetic as it is powerful, it is an astonishing exploration of faith and suffering and an award-winning classic. ​​​

Jon Ronson: What happens when online shaming spirals out of control

When Jon Ronson told me he was exploring the concept of public shame, I was captivated. I knew the book he would write would be powerful, funny and smart. What I didn’t know was how important it was going to be. In So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed, Jon uses all of his virtues as a writer to a more serious purpose than he has before: he explicitly wants to effect change. He says we’re ‘creating a more conformist, conservative age’, that ‘we are defining the boundaries of normality by tearing apart the people outside it’ – and that we shouldn’t.

Meet team Picador: Paul Baggaley

Meet team Picador: Paul Baggaley

I’m the Publisher of Picador, the literary imprint of Pan Macmillan. I’m responsible for overseeing all of Picador’s publishing as well as editing and publishing my own list within the imprint.

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