26 recommends

thirteen-waysThirteen Ways of Looking

This is a fabulous novella from Colum McCann, author of the astounding Let the Great World Spin. McCann comes straight from that seemingly limitless tradition of Irish writers with a joyful, infectious facility with words. This is a miniature story of an elderly lawyer who dies outside a restaurant in mysterious circumstances. The tale is partly told through his eyes and also of the police who try and piece the events of his death together. It’s a small piece of perfection.

Martin Lee

 

A few of my favourite things

sound-on-pageBooks

The Sound on the Page: Great writers talk about style and voice in writing by Ben Yagoda. Steering the Craft: A 21st century guide to sailing the sea of story by Ursula Le Guin.

 

Film

Conspiracy is a dramatic recreation of the Wannsee Conference where the Nazi Final Solution phase of the Holocaust was devised. Absolutely chilling.

 

On Medium.com

I published Disptaches: 11 life-saving tips for copywriters heading out to sea. You can read it here.

Richard Pelletier

 

Words are hard

I like this piece by online collaboration software company Slack.

Ezri Carlebach

 

A Year with Rumi

The master of mystical poetry, delve deep and discover the cosmos.

Wildheart (Devon)and Into The Wild (East Sussex) healing festivals – come and say hi to me in the yoga and writing tents, or whittle a bow and arrow and dance barefoot in the earth.

Samm Short

 

four-fieldsFour Fields

The wonderful book by Tim Dee puts our human endeavours within a wider context of nature.

Sandie Wilkie

 

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