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“Writing with punch” analyses the work of modern writers engaging with the biggest issues of our time.

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  • Emran Mian on whether fiction can lead the fightback
  • Miranda France on what Latin American authors can teach us about Trump
  • Sameer Rahim on the rise of migrant literature
  • Anthony Cummins on what it means to be a man
  • And Diane Roberts on Harper Lee and the battle for equality

New content added—”Writers blocked”

In “Writers blocked,” novelist and critic Lionel Shriver looks at the increase in accusations of “cultural appropriation”—authors writing about cultures they supposedly don’t have the right to. In her punchy essay, Shriver argues that accepting such limits on a writer’s imagination goes contrary to the free spirit of fiction—and that giving “offence” is a vital part of the novelist’s armoury.

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