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Oliver Sacks: a life in pictures

Tuesday, 05 May 2015

When Oliver Sacks was twelve years old, a perceptive schoolmaster wrote in his report: ‘Sacks will go far, if he does not go too far’. His autobiography, On the Move, makes it abundantly clear that Sacks has never stopped going. Here are some of the many photos from the book.

Winter Game by Aleksandar Hemon

Winter Game by Aleksandar Hemon

Tuesday, 17 June 2014

For Aleksandar Hemon, football is more than a sport and as the World Cup gets underway in Brasil he traces his own and the world's love affair with the game. In this essay from his collection The Matters of Life, Death and More: Writing on Football, he and his friends play the beautiful game on an ice cold Chicago morning. They are from all over – Western Bosnia, Cameroon, England, Ecuador – and, though they know little of each other's pasts, they are all brought together by their love of playing football.

When characters talk back

When characters talk back

Thursday, 01 May 2014

Finding a voice for your characters is difficult. Ellen Feldman, author of The Unwitting and Scottsboro, shares the advice she was once given by her editor that changed the way she wrote.

Seven tributes to remarkable women

Seven tributes to remarkable women

Wednesday, 05 March 2014

To celebrate International Women's Day on 8 March, I asked a few of Picador's female authors to write a short paragraph about the woman that most inspired them and why. As the responses came in I laughed, got goosebumps, and felt a tear or two brewing. This collection of voices tells of remarkable women. Some stories are funny, some moving; all will – I hope – leave you feeling inspired.

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