Joanne Harris MBE is an acclaimed British author
14 May 2015 11:27 AM
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.
27 March 2015 03:21 PM
Removing “unacceptable” words cheats both the writer and the reader
05 February 2015 10:43 AM
Our series in the run-up to the General Election – 100 days, 100 contributors, but no politicians – continues with the novelist and cookery writer
14 March 2014 05:54 PM
This week's questions are answered by Chocolat author Joanne Harris
09 February 2014 12:00 AM
The myths of the Norse gods still resonate with us, even though mankind’s concerns have changed, says author Joanne Harris
15 May 2012 12:00 AM
Climate change: 2015 will be the hottest year on record 'by a mile', experts say
Jeremy Corbyn calls Osama bin Laden's killing a 'tragedy' - but was it taken out of context?
Tony Blair attacks Jeremy Corbyn's 'Alice In Wonderland' politics
Theresa May says migrants should be banned from entering the UK unless they have jobs lined up
Iain Duncan Smith 'should resign over disability benefit death figures', says Jeremy Corbyn
UN investigating British Government over human rights abuses caused by IDS welfare reforms
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- 3 Pansexual: What is it - and when did the word become popular?
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