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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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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
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.
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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
In his memoir My Year Off, published as a Picador Classic in 2015, Robert McCrum 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.
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How well do you know your dialect definitions? Take our test and find out: http://ow.ly/NOgZb
Do you know your dialect definitions? We’ve taken some of the delightful lost dialect words from David Crystal’s The Disappearing Dictionary that either provide an insight into an older way of life, or simply have an irresistible phonetic appeal, to put you to the test.
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Author Matthew Quick asks: Can teachers be friends with their former students? What do you think? http://ow.ly/NuOv2
Matthew Quick on whether or not friendship between students and their former teachers is doomed to failure. Will that be the case for the characters in his novel Love May Fail.
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In honour of the late, great Kent Haruf 'the kindest mentor': http://ow.ly/NuKwO
The great American novelist Kent Haruf never set out to be my mentor, and I wasn’t officially looking for one. We had met at a few writing conferences, where we were both speakers (he was always th...
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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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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
'Jabberwocky' 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. If the poem whets your appetite for more of Carroll's writing, have a look at this stunning Macmillan Children's Books edition of The Complete Alice.
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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.
Emma Donoghue is an Irish writer, born in 1969. She spent eight years in England before moving to Canada. Her fiction includes the international bestseller Room (shortlisted for the Man Booker and Orange Prizes). We asked her about writing, reading, and a most unusual (and unpleasant) job she once had.
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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
A single mother is lured with her daughter into a small religious community on the Yorkshire moors
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Beautiful posters to improve your vocabulary. http://ow.ly/MZIG6
London-based designer Mick Watson of Smart Giant has created an ongoing series of minimalist posters that attempt to translate obscure, underused, or favorite words into graphic depictions to illustrate their meanings and help them stick. “I was thinking about my 9-year-old daughter’s expanding vocabulary and wondered that if I made some posters with a...
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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.
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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 has established a reputation for literary fiction with a broad commercial appeal, groundbreaking non-fiction, (particularly, reportage, literary biography and memoir) and a formidable poetry list, which has consistently won many of the major prizes.