Joanne Harris

Joanne Harris MBE is an acclaimed British author

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Joanne Harris, author of Chocolat and Blackberry Wine, wrote a blog post attacking the app and questioning its apparent 'strong Christian bias'

'Lolita' by Vladimir Nabokov: Joanne Harris's book of a lifetime

I was 16 when I first came across Lolita. I was a bookish adolescent, following a self-imposed curriculum of revolt, of which Lady Chatterley’s Lover had been the latest in a disappointing list of banned, obscene and unsuitable books. Someone must have told me not to read Lolita, because the next thing I knew I was under the spell of a love story that, 50 years after its publication, still causes such controversy that subversive young readers everywhere will, I hope, be drawn in.

We’re on a very slippery slope if we accept what Clean Reader is trying to do

Removing “unacceptable” words cheats both the writer and the reader

If I were Prime Minister: I would stop library closures and do away with government targets

Our series in the run-up to the General Election – 100 days, 100 contributors, but no politicians – continues with the novelist and cookery writer

The Big Questions: Why do we love chocolate? Should Prince Charles’s letters be published?

This week's questions are answered by Chocolat author Joanne Harris

Apocalypse, now and then: Author Joanne Harris on Norse myths and the end of the world

The myths of the Norse gods still resonate with us, even though mankind’s concerns have changed, says author Joanne Harris

Joanne Harris: Criticism is fine, but do you have to spoil the plot?

The business of reviewing has lost a lot of its former style, as well as the respect of the general public
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