Jane Graham

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Why the Critics are Wrong About Luhrmann's 'The Great Gatsby'

(9) Comments | Posted 16 May 2013 | (00:00)

Before I saw Baz Luhrmann's The Great Gatsby, I wrote it off. It was ushered in with a vapid fashionista fanfare ('Carey Mulligan on Daisy Buchanan's diamonds!' 'Jazz up your wardrobe with Gatsby-inspired accessories!') and looked destined to be the film Daisy-dazzled supermodels wanted it to be; a paean to...

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Irvine Welsh Blown Off Course by His 'Guiding Force', David Bowie

(0) Comments | Posted 24 April 2013 | (17:08)

Irvine Welsh says he's so consumed by David Bowie album The Next Day it's 'totally fucked up my work.'

Having been focussed on completing his new novel, Welsh has now turned his attention to writing a screenplay for his 2001 novel Glue instead. "Just cause I've been listening to...

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Abridge Too Far: Or, How I Changed Oliver Jeffers' Mind About Peter Pan

(1) Comments | Posted 5 November 2012 | (23:00)

I recently met Oliver Jeffers, author of modern children's classics Lost and Found, The Incredible Book-eating Boy and The Heart in the Bottle. (We were in his hometown of Belfast for the premiere of Good Vibrations, a film which, by the way, you should seek out if you're a sucker...

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Howard Jacobson on his Disdain for Literary Critics, How he let down his Dad, and his Love for Prostitutes with TB: INTERVIEW

(0) Comments | Posted 4 October 2012 | (18:12)

Howard Jacobson hates himself for not being a worse man than he is. The once-proclaimed 'English Philip Roth', Booker Prize winner and literary dirty dog - his new novel Zoo Time, revels in its shoe fetishes and lusty ménage a trois fantasies - he still feels he hasn't sunk to...

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