To say that the novel of Anna Burns winner of the Man Booker 2018 award is the story of the sins of Belfast is to fall short. Milkman is the story of the sexual awakening of a teenager and the coercions she suffers in a relationship with a married man. And it is also a scary novel, sometimes funny, dark, intelligent and linked in a subtle way with the #MeToo movement.
Category Books and literature
If you are a fan of 'The Maid's Tale', Margaret Atwood presents her novel 'The Wills', the literary continuation
This week one of the most anticipated literary news of the year is published worldwide, both for Margaret Atwood fans, and for fans of one of the most successful HBO series. And it is that The testaments, sequel of the story of the maid, arrives at the Spanish bookstores of the hand of Salamandra to reveal to us what happens in the theocratic republic of Gilead.
Mystery has always surrounded Elena Ferrante. His identity has been one of the greatest cultural mysteries of our time and, now that it is known that the translator Anita Raja could hide behind his pseudonym, the unknowns hover over his next novel. After a four-year silence, we have just learned that the next Neapolitan author's novel will go on sale in Italy on November 7.
We do not exaggerate if we say that Ian McEwan is one of the most important living novelists in literature. As shown, a button: The Times included it in its list of the best 50 British writers in the last seventy years and its book Amsterdam was made in 1998 with the Booker Prize, one of the most prestigious English-speaking literary awards.
Meghan Markle is a Renaissance woman, because her thing is a non-stop. Between being a mother, Duchess of Sussex, actress in the past, designer and fashion editor, we would think that the royal already has its agenda to the limit. But she continues to find time to make the most beautiful projects, because it seems that she will soon be able to add the author of children's books to her curriculum.
In the context of a convulsive reality, the spy novel is experiencing a resurgence that the genre had not enjoyed since its golden age during the Cold War. Its end left, practically, the spies without an enemy to pursue and the authors without thread to pull to develop their plots.
During the months of July and August the editorial news ceases. That causes some of the most anticipated literary novelties of the year to arrive in bookstores in September. This year, in addition, the activity returns strong with highly anticipated novels by Margaret Atwood, Mario Vargas Llosa, Stephen King and the closing of the Millenium saga, among others.
It can be very, very good for your mind to write every day: we tell you how to do it (in Instagram times)
When was the last time you sat down to write something that had nothing to do with work or was not an Instagram photo caption? Can you remember the last time you wrote about how something has happened to you? It would be good if the answer to all this was: as late yesterday, and we will tell you why.
With August just released, we can say that summer is moving unstoppably towards its final stretch. However, do not panic because we still have the most intense of the season with the month of vacation par excellence. So, to know what are those books that we should not miss the opportunity to read by the sea this year, we wanted to ask the experts.
For many people, the year does not start on January 1 but in September. The month of the end of summer and holidays puts us many times at a crossroads that leads us to reflect and rethink if our lives are those we want to lead. However, this process does not have to be neither sad nor dramatic as it seems.
During the summer, publishers cease their activity and no new books are published until September arrives. That is why the months before the arrival of the holidays, the industry squeezes and public some of the best books of the year. All the books selected below have been published in that period and have been highlighted both by critics and by the most demanding readers.
In the Trendencias team we have very varied tastes when it comes to reading. We like so much to lose ourselves in novels, like learning things enjoying a good essay and even the comic. Of course, as evidenced by the list of books chosen by the publishers to read in summer, we prefer long and intense novels.
Books to read according to the holiday destination that awaits you: 25 exquisite novels that take place in wonderful cities
Summer is not only time to read, also to travel and, when the two things merge, the pleasure is such that the ASMR would like. It is still paradoxical because reading is like traveling and traveling is like reading, so there is a double trip that can be very enriching when reading is synchronized with the place we are visiting.
Reading increases in summer compared to the rest of the year. It is not an intuition, confirmed by data from Nubico, the leading digital reading platform in Spain. Last summer alone, the reading increased by 30% compared to the rest of the year. More specifically, it was August 26, 2018, the day it was most read.
'Black Mirror' and 'Years and Years' are two series that take our breath away. They are dark, raw, relevant, and, above all, make us feel more human, or at least worry more about intrinsically human issues. This is exactly what a good dystopia should get, and for you to enjoy and prepare yourself mentally to face everything that could go wrong, here is a list of dystopian novels for you to have fun suffering now that you have free time.
What does summer have so much to lose in a good book? Of course, much has to do with having more free time to give a good wiggle to the stack of pending books. Anyway there's something else. The time that seems to stop in that stupor marked by warmth and sweat, the rumor of the waves exerting white background noise, being able to lie down to read outdoors ... However, summer does not last forever and hit with books Chosen is important to make the most of the moment.
You are in your favorite lounger, drink in hand and with the sun chasing away the nuclear white that (if you have as bad luck as I do) the winter and autumn months have imposed on your skin. You can finally rest and enjoy. All year thinking about this moment, but when it finally arrives, you can't think of anything other than spending it scrolling on Instagram or refreshing Twitter.
This Friday, June 28, International LGBTIQ Pride Day is celebrated, the date on which the Stonewall riots in New York in 1969 are commemorated and marked the beginning of the homosexual liberation movement. To celebrate, we wanted to gather some of the most beautiful and suggestive homosexual love novels that have been written throughout history.
Japan is a trend: the 15 novels to discover and dream about the country of geishas, neons and cherry blossoms
Cutting-edge technology, neons, crazy fashion, anime but also temples, geishas and, of course, sushi. Tons of sushi and noodles. Japan has a special magnetism for the west. Two worlds so similar in some aspects but in others they could be different planets within it. The Far East country fuses the traditional with the futuristic, exuding exoticism on all four sides.
"The machine that Galliano and McQueen helped to create ate them alive": we talked to Dana Thomas, author of summer couture reading
Alexander McQueen and John Galliano were the mirror of the biggest change experienced by the fashion industry in recent decades. This is, at least, what the American fashion journalist Dana Thomas affirms in her book Gods and Kings (Superflua, 2018). A change of model that, as the author details, transformed the business, taking it to a more commercial and less creative level.
A prequel to 'The Hunger Games' will hit bookstores in less than a year (and it is rumored that there might be a movie too)
Although it still does not have a title, it does have a publication date and on May 19 next year a prequel to The Hunger Games will arrive at the bookstores. It has been announced by Suzanne Collins, author of the bestselling trilogy, in a statement that has also detailed that the plot will take place 64 years before the events in the first book of her post-apocalyptic dystopia.