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John Lichfield speaks to the French author who thinks the Kouachi brothers might easily have crashed out of the pages of his new thriller

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Uncontested valour: an illustration from 'The Harlem Hellfighters'

Ekow Eshun reviews the latest graphic novel from the author behind World War Z

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Superbly written: TS Eliot with Virginia Woolf (middle) and his wife Vivienne (right) in 1932

We are fortunate that T S Eliot was not in the habit – as was W H Auden – of throwing away his correspondence

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Honest admissions: a young David Lodge

David Lodge will celebrate his 80th birthday on Wednesday and a day later marks the publication of this memoir

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Behind the wire: US Military Police guard detainees in Guantánamo Bay

Alistair Dawber reflects on a searingly painful account of life inside America's most notorious prison

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The wealth divide: the non-fiction work in Granta's anthology of Indian writing stands out

In 1997, when Granta published its anthology India! The Golden Jubilee, the world was at a very different place

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Loss lies at the heart of Kaui Hart Hemmings' The Possibilities

There's a North American focus to this week's round-up, but these four novels are also linked by the fact that a journey looms large in each of them

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Girlie bonding: Daisy Goodwin likened her internship as chair of the Orange Prize jury to 'Sex and the City but with books instead of shoes'

Poor Daisy Goodwin, who might or might not have lost her half-written novel in a house fire this week, Arifa Akbar reflects

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The author Lucy Wood photographed in Devonshire
Lucy Wood tells Lucy Popescu how the rural landscape fuels her creativity
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Mystery man: Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike in '‘Gone Girl'

As the market for psychological and crime thrillers grows, publishers rush to fill the gap in 2015, argues author, Rebecca Whitney

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Shall we sign them? Glen Matlock and Johnny Rotten of the Sex Pistols in 1976

For most of us, the history of rock starts with a lank-haired truck driver from Memphis called Elvis who wanted to make a record for his mother

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Flower power: Han Kang's delicate narrative puts down deep roots

Dreaming is a dangerous activity in The Vegetarian. It leads to marital breakdown, obsessive sex and psychic unravelling in this South Korean novel

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A humble egalitarian: Muriel Lester

The heiress Muriel Lester and the match girl Nellie Dowell could not have come from more different backgrounds

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In quest of Chaucer? Pilgrims embark on their journey in 'Canterbury Tales'

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Commuters wait for their train

‘I would prefer not to.” It’s a statement I came across when publisher Melville House sent me a branded bag. It had just that printed on the front, a beguilingly unexplained sentiment that drew quizzical looks from passers-by

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Tracing her story: Lady Antonia Fraser, pictured on her 16th birthday

Lady Antonia Fraser begins this memoir of her youth with a quotation from historian George Macaulay Trevelyan that captures the allure of history

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Jon Ronson's 'So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed' is due for publication in March

Jon Ronson's latest work and Kazuo Ishiguro first novel in a decade are due out this year
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Books about the acting life, Michael Pennington asserts, "wobble uncertainly between the daftly self-important and the ingratiatingly self-mocking".

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A novel on the edge of fiction: Ben Lerner

I became so infuriated with Ben Lerner's debut novel, Leaving the Atocha Station, that on finishing it I decided to avoid male writers completely, and spent four months reading women.

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Emmeline Pankhurst

Suffragettes are currently having a moment

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V&A museum in London

Art Piece taken off website amid 'severe security alert'

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Over their 20 years, the band has built a community of dedicated followers the world over
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The Wu-Tang Clan will sell only one copy of their album Once Upon A Time In Shaolin
musicWu-Tang Clan and The Sexual Objects offer fans a chance to own only copies of their latest albums
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Bradley Cooper, Alessandro Nivola and Patricia Clarkson on stage

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Grace Dent on TV

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Taylor Swift is heading to Norwich for Radio 1's Big Weekend

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Beer as folk: Vincent Franklin and Cyril Nri (centre) in ‘Cucumber’
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‘A Day at the Races’ still stands up well today
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‘The Royals’ – a ‘twisted, soapy take on England’s first family’
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Kraftwerk performing at the Neue Nationalgalerie (New National Gallery) museum in Berlin earlier this month
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Icelandic singer Bjork has been forced to release her album early after an online leak

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Colin Firth as Harry Hart in Kingsman: The Secret Service

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Brian Blessed as King Lear in the Guildford Shakespeare Company's performance of the play

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In the picture: Anthony LaPaglia and Martin Freeman in 'The Eichmann Show'

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Anne Kirkbride and Bill Roache as Deirdre and Ken Barlow in Coronation Street

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Marianne Jean-Baptiste defends Joe Miller in Broadchurch series two

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The frill of it all: Hattie Morahan in 'The Changeling'

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Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny may reunite for The X Files

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Bradley Cooper stars in Clint Eastwood's American Sniper

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Reese Witherspoon starring in 'Wild'

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Word up: Robbie Coltrane as dictionary guru Doctor Johnson in the classic sitcom Blackadder the Third
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The Oscar nominations are due to be announced today

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Hacked off: Maisie Williams in ‘Cyberbully’

Maisie Williams single-handedly rises to the challenge

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Eddie Redmayne in The Theory of Everything and Benedict Cumberbatch in The Imitation Game are both nominated at the Bafta Film Awards
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Academy criticised after no non-white actors nominated

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Damian Lewis shooting a scene as Henry VIII in Wolf Hall
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A history of violence: ‘Angry, White and Proud’ looked at the rise of far-right groups

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An expose of hooliganism masquerading as an ideological battle

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Lee Hadwin can't draw when he's awake, but by night he's an artist

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Michael Keaton in the 1998 Beetlejuice original

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Olivia Colman and David Tennant star in 'Broadchurch'

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Michael Kitchen plays Christopher Foyle in ITV's 'Foyle's War'

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Downton Abbey star Joanne Froggatt will be starring in Dominic Savage's new BBC drama The Secrets

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Vividly drawn: Timothy Spall in Mike Leigh’s ‘Mr Turner’
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