Barbara Kingsolver: It feels as though were living through the end of the world’

The author of The Poisonwood Bible is back with an ambitious novel charting the US in breakdown. She talks about the environment, victim-blaming and being a hillbilly Visiting Appalachia feels like entering some form of enchanted bower. As we drive through the nearby town of Abingdon, Virginia, she identifies some…

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Would that all journeys were on foot: writers on the joy of walking

Will Self on London, Fran Lebowitz on New York, Helen Garner on Melbourne and other writers love letters to urban pedestrianism For Walking the City week exploring all aspects of urban walking, good and bad writers tell us where they walk and why. Will Self watches the world go by…

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