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A 1 year subscription brings four quarterly issues of The Reader directly to your institution’s library.
The first issue of 2013 contains a wealth of great writing:
Inside a stunning cover, Issue 48 is filled with literary gems:
- US ’soldier poet’ Brian Turner, author of ‘The Hurt Locker’, as the Poet on His Work
- An extract from Howard Jacobson’s brand new novel, Zoo Time
- ‘Imagining the Patient’, a thought provoking interview about literature and medicine with Iona Heath, the outgoing President of the Royal College of GPs
- To mark its one year anniversary, Professor Philip Davis sets out a manifesto for the pioneering work carried out by the Centre for Research into Reading, Information and Linguistic Systems
- New poetry from Andrew McNeillie, Chris Hardy, Emma Curran, Melissa Lee-Houghton and Sarah Lindon.
In Issue 47, along with brand new cover art, you will find:
- Janet Suzman’s fierce and funny defence of Shakespeare as the writer of his own plays
- New fiction from John Kinsella and Christine Shaw
- Rebecca Goss’s moving ‘The Poet On Her Work’
- Jane Davis’s interview with Joseph Gold, a pioneer in the field of reading personally
- ‘Sullen Earth’, an essay from Grace Farrington reporting the preliminary findings of research on reading groups
- Exciting news about our latest publications, A Little, Aloud for Children and the upcoming Brian Nellist edited Minted.
Issue 46 of The Reader Magazine.
- An extract from Tim Parks’ latest novel, the unnerving and insightful The Server (Harvill Secker, May 2012)
- New poetry from Julie-ann Rowell, Neil Curry, Caroline Price, Marina Sanchez and David Attwooll
- Sue Colbourn interviews Matthew Knight, a clinical psychologist with Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, who has been using poetry in therapeutic settings since the late-nineties, with some staggering results – including a wonderfully moving account of a man who spoke after four years of silence upon reading Wordsworth – the power of whose words is further explored by Gillian Clarke, Stephen Gill, Bernard O’Donoghue and Raymond Tallis
- Brian Patten features in the regular Poet on His Work feature, writing a no-holds-barred account of the inspiration for his poem Stepfather (which is this week’s Featured Poem on The Reader Online)
- New fiction in the form of an absorbing short story, The Magpie by Mark Godfrey
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