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Resources To Help Make Sense Of The History Of Israel And Palestine, With Organisations To Support 

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Jólabókaflóð: The Icelandic Literary Tradition To Indulge In This Winter

Dua Lipa and Brit Bennett

Brit Bennett Author Q&A

Brit Bennett On Writing The Vanishing Half

Brit Bennett On Writing The Vanishing Half

Service95 Book Club Brit Bennett's Recommended Reading List

Brit Bennett’s Recommended Reading List

Service95 Book Club: Brit Bennett's Vanishing Half Playlist

Playlist: Brit Bennett’s Writing Soundtrack

Dua Lipa holding Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett

Announcing November’s Monthly Read... The Vanishing Half 

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How We Can Embrace Disobedience To Love Our Bodies 

Portrait of Sofia Cheliak the Director Lviv Book Forum

Lviv Book Forum Director Sofia Cheliak On The Power Of Literature In Wartime

Colourful streets of Cartagena, Colombia

From Aracataca To Cartagena: Exploring Gabriel García Márquez’s Colombia 

Gabriel García Márquez One Hundred Years Of Solitude Playlist

Playlist: Gabriel García Márquez’s Writing Soundtrack

Men Harvesting Bananas On A Latin American Plantation c 1950

Colombia’s Banana Massacre – The Real-Life Event That Inspired Gabriel García Márquez

Service95 Book Club Latin American Reading List

Hay Festival Cartagena de Indias’ Latin American Reading List

Service95 Book Club: Mariana Torres Roots short story Latin American writer

A Hay Festival Cartagena Short Story: Roots By Mariana Torres

Service95 Book Club: Juan Gabriel Vásquez On One Hundred Years Of Solitude

Juan Gabriel Vásquez: “One Hundred Years Of Solitude Is Everything You Look For In A Novel”

Patti Smith in New York

Book Club: Inside Patti Smith’s World

Portrait of Canadian novelist Esi Edugyan

The Way I Work... Booker Prize Chair Of Judges Esi Edugyan  

Arlo Parks performing

The Way I Work... Arlo Parks 

Imagery from the Breathing Space book by Iranian artists about oppression and freedom in Iran

The Female Iranian Photographers Fighting To Be Seen 

Patti Smith Dua Lipa Author Q&A

Patti Smith Author Q&A

Service95 Book Club’s September Read: Just Kids 

Patti Smith and Robert Mapplethorpe by Norman Seef

“An Alchemical Connection” – How Patti Smith Met Robert Mapplethorpe 

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Beat: The Independent Music Magazine With Megastar Influence

Portrait of author Isabel Allende

The Way I Work... Isabel Allende 

A scene from Dreaming Walls: Inside The Chelsea Hotel; Patti Smith on a balcony at the Chelsea Hotel, May 1971; Hotel Chelsea exterior; Chelsea Girls movie poster; Janis Joplin in the lobby of the Chelsea Hotel, March 1969; Hotel Chelsea facade; Patti Smith and Eric Anderson at the Chelsea Hotel, May 1971

The Chelsea Hotel: A ‘Desperate Haven’ For New York’s Creatives

Patti Smith reading a letter to Robert Mapplethorpe

Patti Smith Letter Reading

Patti Smith Just Kids Reading

Patti Smith’s Recommended Reading List

Playlist: Patti Smith’s Music Notes For Just Kids

World's Best Libraries: Stuttgart City Library, Alamy; Beitou Public Library, Alamy; Phoebe Lovatt’s Public Library; Royal Portuguese Cabinet of Reading; Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Shutterstock; The British Library, Shutterstock; The Morgan Library, Alamy; Woollahra Library, Alamy

7 Incredible Libraries To Visit Worldwide   

The List Goes On 

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Author Q&A

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie On Her Writing Process

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie On Writing Half Of A Yellow Sun

Half Of A Yellow Sun Service95 Book Club Augut Book of the Month

Service95 Book Club’s August Monthly Read 

Books that feature the Igbo Language

“Why We Centre Igbo Culture And Language In Our Writing” 

University Arms Hotel in Cambridge, hotel, library and the book butler service

This One Thing... The Book Butler 

Author Elif Shafak

The Way I Work... Elif Shafak

Women running into the sea

The Growing Movement And Sisterhood Of Women Without Kids 

Women protesting about book bannings and censorship

The Rise Of Literary Censorship: “To Ban A Book Is To Banish An Idea”

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Recommended Reading List

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Recommended Reading List

Min JIn Lee Author Q&A

Min Jin Lee Author Q&A

Portrait of journalist and writer Yomi Adegoke

“What Happens When Online Activism, Anonymity, Influencer Culture And Self-Commodification Collide?”

Dua Lipa Interviewing Douglas Stuart for Service95's Book Club

Douglas Stuart Author Q&A

Min Jin Lee reading list - books artwork

Min Jin Lee’s Recommended Reading List

Dua Lipa Service95 Book Club Book of the Month July pick Pachinko by Min Jin Lee

Announcing Service95 Book Club’s July Monthly Read! 

Min Jin Lee Pachinko essay: images of Pachinko parlours in Japan throughout history

Min Jin Lee: “Pachinko Became An Organising Metaphor For My Story” 

Portrait of Iranian-American poet Sharif Solmaz

Iranian-American Poet Solmaz Sharif On The “Revolutionary Possibility Of Writing” 

Illustrated portrait of author Douglas Stuart

Listen Now – Dua Lipa: At Your Service Bonus Podcast Episode

Douglas Stuart’s Recommended Reading List

Book recommendations from Dua Lipa visit to Downview Prison: Black and British, The Mercies, The Hate U Give, Desert Flower, Dance By The Canal

Unlocking The Joy Of Reading 

Curtis Sittenfeld book Romantic Comedy

“Isn’t Writing Supposed To Be Harder Than This?” – Curtis Sittenfeld On Having Fun With Her New Novel 

The Hay Festival 2023 line-up of speakers

The Festival For Book Lovers 

Black and white image of writer Susan Sontag at a typewriter

Exclusive Excerpt From Susan Sontag’s New Essay Collection, On Women  

Dua Lipa at the 2023 Met Gala wearing vintage Chanel Bridalwear

Celebrating Fashion’s Greats

Image of book cover The Five Sorrowful Mysteries Of Andy Africa by Stephen Buoro

“It’s The Most Eviscerating Thing I’ve Ever Written” – Stephen Buoro On His Acclaimed New Novel

Service95 Book Club announcement graphic

For The Love Of Books 

Archive image of young boy in Glasgow blowing bubblegum in the deserted street

Douglas Stuart On The Powerful Images That Inspired Shuggie Bain 

World's Best Libraries: Stuttgart City Library, Alamy; Beitou Public Library, Alamy; Phoebe Lovatt’s Public Library; Royal Portuguese Cabinet of Reading; Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Shutterstock; The British Library, Shutterstock; The Morgan Library, Alamy; Woollahra Library, Alamy

The Resurgence Of The Library   

Gal-dem founder and author Liv Little

Life After Gal-Dem: What Liv Little Did Next  

Author Max Porter's new novel Shy

“It Felt Like A Fever” – Author Max Porter On Creating His New Novel Shy 

Image of trans activist and author Munroe Bergdorf

“We’re Essentially Being Told That We Don’t Exist By The People That Are Meant To Be Protecting Us”: Munroe Bergdorf On Trans Issues

Portrait of writer and poet Ocean Vuong standing under the branches of a tree

In Conversation With Poet And Writer Ocean Vuong

Book cover of The Gospel Of Wellness by Rina Raphael

This One Thing... The Gospel Of Wellness

Image of Michelle Obama's book The Light We Carry

This One Thing... The Light We Carry By Michelle Obama

Images of bookstores in Malaysia

How The Pandemic Made Malaysia A Nation Of Bookstore Lovers

Images of book covers featured in Dua Lipa's autumn book recommendations

The Booker Prize And My Lifelong Love Of Reading

Images of book covers Virgil Abloh: Figures Of Speech; Art And Climate Change; Jimmy DeSana: Submission; 52 Artists: A Feminist Milestone and Salman Toor: No Ordinary Love

Five Art And Fashion Books To Have On Your Radar This Autumn

Portrait of chef and author Fatima Ali, and a picture of her book, Savor

An Excerpt From The Late Fatima Ali’s Book Exploring A Chef’s Hunger For More

Illustrated portrait of Min Jin Lee

Min Jin Lee’s 5 Places To Visit On A Day Off In Upper Manhattan

Portrait of author James Hannaham and the cover of his book Didn’t Nobody Give A Shit What Happened To Carlotta

James Hannaham: The Author Using Literature To Challenge The American Prison System

Illustrated portrait of Monica Lewinsky

Monica Lewinsky’s Best Books On How The Mind Works

Image of the book cover of All The Women In My Brain by Betty Gilpin

Betty Gilpin Is Finding Herself, One Chapter At A Time

Photographs and an illustration from the HÄN archive

The Archive Chronicling The Lived Reality Of London’s Queer Community

Portrait of British Vogue editor-in-chief Edward Enninful and his book cover

This One Thing... Edward Enninful: A Visible Man

Images by photographer Nigel Shafran, taken from his retrospective book The Well

This One Thing... The Well by Nigel Shafran

Image of author Lillian Fishman alongside her book cover Acts Of Service

Author Lillian Fishman Shares An Excerpt From Her Debut Novel Exploring Sexual Desire

Image of children's book I Love My Body Because by Shelly Anand and Nomi Ellenson

“All Bodies Are Worthy... No Matter Their Size, Colour Or Ability”: The Author Finding Self-Acceptance By Writing Children’s Books

The book cover of Surfacing: On Being Black And Feminist In South Africa

This One Thing... Surfacing: On Being Black And Feminist In South Africa

An image of a woman's face obscured by yellow squares in a collage illustration

Learning to Love Being ‘Selfish’ 

Portrait of Akwaeke Emezi and their book cover

“My Novels Are Definitely Not Happy. So I Wanted To Write Something Happy For Once”: Akwaeke Emezi Is Deviating Into Romance

Hay Literary Festival, Wales

An Insider’s Guide To Hay-On-Wye

Portrait of graphic journalist Takoua Ben Mohamed in her studio

Takoua Ben Mohamed: Breaking Down Stereotypes One Graphic Novel At A Time

Book cover of The Last Girl by Nadia Murad

Nadia Murad: An Advocate For Sexual Violence Survivors Everywhere

mages from the Japanese Subculture book The Obsessed

This One Thing... The Obsessed: Otaku, Tribes, And Subcultures Of Japan by Irwin Wong 

Illustration of author Hanya Yanagihara

Hanya Yanagihara’s Top 5 Global Destinations

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The Necessity Of Black Joy

Watercolour illustrated portrait of American author Lisa Taddeo

Lisa Taddeo’s Top 5 Books Of All Time 

Dua Lipa reads book at dinner table, where she is eating a taco

In Praise Of Being Alone

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