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Emma Donoghue shares the songs, photographs, and postcards that inspired her novel “Frog Music”: http://nyr.kr/1jwFy3g
“From a ship’s passenger list I knew that Blanche’s man, Arthur, had been an acrobat, but it was an anonymous, sexy photo of ‘Jules Léotard with Trapeze’ that convinced me to make Arthur a trapeze artist. Léotard’s famous quip, before he died young, of smallpox, was that if you want the crowd to love you the trapeze is optional, but the fleshings—the costume that would later be named after him—are obligatory.”
Above: Jules Léotard in Kleidung
Love us some Mary Oliver!
For National Poetry Month, Mary Oliver on the mystery of the human psyche, the secret of great poetry, and how rhythm makes us come alive.
Excerpt illustrated by Wendy MacNaughton.
"Kristin Wiig’s turn as a dowdy caretaker is the highlight of this contemporary American take on Cinderella." — The Hollywood Reporter”
"Liza Johnson makes fine, steady progress with this delicate and absorbing character study starring Kristen Wiig."— Variety
Debut novelists Eimear McBride, Audrey Magee and Hannah Kent join Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Donna Tartt and Jhumpa Lahiri on the shortlist for the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction.
Announcing the list this evening (7th April) at the Serpentine Sackler gallery in central London, chair of judges Helen Fraser said each of this year’s shortlisted books was “original and extraordinary in its own way” and offered “something different and exciting and illuminating”.