Tales of Cocaine, LSD, and Murder: True Crime Books to Read

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With the increased popularity of true-crime shows such as Conversations with a Killer, Tiger King or The Disappearance of Madeleine McCann, bibliophiles craving more...

Books as Sources of Anti-Racist Education

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Activist reading lists have become a staple of the Black Lives Matter movement. Sasha Mills explores the importance of literature in anti-racism, and how it can be used as a starting tool in re-education.

The Jhalak Prize: One Step Closer To Tackling Racism

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The Jhalak prize is a step outside the box of conventional literary prizes and publishing agencies, amplifying positive discrimination. However, this celebration of BAME writers allows us to identify, acknowledge and learn from their stories – something that is as important now as ever.

My Pride Month Reading List: 6 Black LGBTQ+ Authors to Read

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We would not have Pride without Black activists. Stormé DeLarverie – a lesbian and drag performer – was one of the key figures in...

Top 5 Books to Read this Summer

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Although the weather is not reflecting it right now it is technically summertime. There's something extra special about spending a warm summer day reading. So, here are my top 5 books to read this summer.

Our Favourite 5 Novels written by Black Authors

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With protests against racism and police brutality continuing to grip many countries around the world – several folks are asking themselves what more, beyond...

Are Audiobooks ‘Reading’?

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Audiobooks tend to divide the masses in the world of literature. With applications such as Audible and Scribd helping with accessibility to books and...

Books: 5 From the ‘To Be Read’ Pile

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Any parallel universe is possible within the pages of a novel, a memoir and, indeed, from my perspective, a cookbook (or several) too. I...

Our Favourite 5 Escapist Novels

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As a nation, we are all looking for a little bit of escapism in these strange times. Arecent report by The Guardian found that...

Books: Poetry as a Source of Catharsis

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“For women, then, poetry is not a luxury. It is a vital necessity of our existence. It forms the quality of the light within...

My Journey Through a Literary Labyrinth

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The best way to learn someone’s secret is to have them write a story. “So it really happened?” one reviewer demanded. “The professor made her...

Novels to Read While Self-Isolating

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During these dubious and unprecedented days many of us will be spending isolated, I often find that the antidote for my anxiety comes in the form of an engrossing and powerful novel. As these next few weeks will undoubtedly be unsettling, here is a compilation of novels which offer a mental escape from these harrowing and fraught times.

My Books of the 2010’s – Emma Morgan

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Florida (2018)Lauren Groff’s second collection of short stories, Florida, plunges us into a hot and humid world, where swamp creatures slither over the thresholds...

Inside Swansea University’s International Dylan Thomas Prize Module – Part 2

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2 months on from the previous post, the first ever semester of Swansea Universities’ International Dylan Thomas Prize Module has come to an end....

Inside Swansea University’s International Dylan Thomas Prize Module

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  Jacob Fleming is a student at Swansea University currently studying a module in the Dylan Thomas prize, making him one of the first students...