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Picador publishes outstanding international writing, fiction and non-fiction, in both hardback and paperback, and has numerous prize winners on its list.
Picador publishes outstanding international writing, fiction and non-fiction, in both hardback and paperback, and has numerous prize winners on its list.

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What happens when online shaming spirals out of control?

Twitter gives a voice to the voiceless, a way to speak up and hit back at perceived injustice. But sometimes, says Jon Ronson, things go too far. At a TEDGlobal event in London Jon gave a talk about Justine Sacco, the victim of a life-changing social-media shaming campaign, to illustrate how too often we end up as a baying mob. It's time to rethink how we interact online: http://ow.ly/QvDXK
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This year marks the 30th anniversary of Cormac McCarthy's novel, Blood Meridian. We're celebrating this milestone by reissuing the novel as part of our Picador Classic collection.

Philipp Meyer, author of The Son and American Rust, tell us why Blood Meridian is McCarthy's masterpiece: http://ow.ly/Qsxzz
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In a remarkable and precise prose, Yanagihara has fashioned a tragic and transcendent hymn to brotherly love, a masterful depiction of heartbreak, and a dark examination of the tyranny of memory and the limits of human endurance. - See more at: http://www.picador.com/books/a-little-life#.dpuf

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If you have read or are planning to read Station Eleven by Emily St John Mandel with your book club (which we would highly recommend), take these questions along to get your discussion started http://ow.ly/PDRSH

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This week's Friday Poem is 'Jabberwocky' by Lewis Carroll. The poem is a wonderful reminder of the playfulness of all Carroll's writing, especially relevant this week as tomorrow is Alice Day, the ‘Golden Afternoon’ when Lewis Carroll first told the real Alice her story of underground adventures. http://ow.ly/P8qNV

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Robert McCrum was forty-two when he suffered a massive stroke which left one side of his body totally paralysed, his speech drastically impaired, and his sense of himself radically altered. What followed was a prolonged period of recovery, full of heart ache and frustration, as he gradually regained sensation, movement and self-esteem and as his family pulled together in the extraordinary effort necessary to make him well again. In his memoir My Year Off, published as a Picador Classic in 2015, he gives an invaluable insight into the reality of life after stroke, the moments of hope, the anger and despair, this is a book that gives voice to millions. We asked him about what makes him tick, on and off the page. http://ow.ly/OCtuQ

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'Writing a bestseller is disruptive in stressful as well as delightful ways.' http://ow.ly/OuFwn An interview with Emma Donoghue, author of Room and Frog Music.

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How well do you know your dialect definitions? Take our test and find out: http://ow.ly/NOgZb

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'The serious questions that The Followers poses about love, faith and responsibility blend with Wait’s propulsive plotting and the complicity she creates through the power of her writing to form a great surging shout of a novel, which left me, in the end, in tears. Without wanting to proselytise, I’d urge you to buy it.' http://ow.ly/NxJuX

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Author Matthew Quick asks: Can teachers be friends with their former students? What do you think? http://ow.ly/NuOv2
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