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Book vs film: Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion

The Book Corner season 5 episode 1: Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion The Book Corner takes on a series of books and their adaptations, for better or for worse. We start with Isaac Marion’s 2012 rom-zom-com Warm Bodies and the 2013 film starring Nicholas Hoult. Was it a fresh take on the zombie genre or […]

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Literary awards: what can they teach writers?

Literary awards and book prizes are an essential ingredient of the modern publishing industry. A gong on the cover can turn a mid-list novel into an international best-seller, ensuring plaudits (and bonuses) for everyone involved. The novel might even merit a Wikipedia entry. But are lit prizes a sign of quality, a tribute to fan […]