Thursday, May 29, 2008

From the Guardian UK...

Hanif Kureishi (The Buddha of Suburbia, My Beautiful Laundrette) has launched a withering attack on university creative writing courses, calling them "the new mental hospitals."
Read it here.

Zadie Smith (White Teeth, The Autograph Man) salutes George Eliot ("the Victorian novelist who gave future writers the freedom to push the form to its limits"), while analyzing a young Henry James' review of Eliot's Middlemarch.
Read it here.

Sex and the City may be fabulous, but Candace Bushnell is sharper, darker, braver and cleverer than her most famous creation.
I disagree, but you may not. Either way, you can read it here.