Some authors vanish in plain sight, recalled by their most successful work, which comes to define an entire career. A friend of mine has written mytho-logies, Victoriana, crime and magical realism, but publishers are unable to mention her without inserting the title of her greatest success into her name, in the way that pantomime stars are bracketed by their TV shows. Typecasting is a problem that afflicts most successful writers.
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Sunday 01 July 2012
A tale of quirky women who operate outside the mainstream
Friday 15 June 2012
The man who pays his way
Friday 08 June 2012
'I'm likely to be travelling in India with my head in a book about Patagonia'
Saturday 26 May 2012
Think twice about drinking in Poland: "You can be taken to a drying-out clinic, where you'll be medically assessed and not released until sober. You will be required to pay the cost of any overnight stay."
Writing competition update: Win a trip for two to Italy – plus have your travel story published in <i>The IoS</i>
Sunday 20 May 2012
The Independent on Sunday has once again joined forces with Bradt Travel Guides (bradtguides.com) to offer readers the chance to win our travel-writing competition, with a top prize this year of a holiday for two to Abruzzo in Italy and publication of the winning entry in the travel section of the paper.
Sunday 29 April 2012
To boldy go where no man has gone before (possibly)
Sunday 01 April 2012
Wednesday 21 March 2012
The author Louis de Bernières tells Emily Jupp about the pain of a crumbling relationship and the threat of losing his children
Friday 17 February 2012
"My father's murder severed my personal links with Nigeria," writes Noo Saro-Wiwa in the prologue of her travelogue. Looking for Transwonderland is set in Nigeria, a country that venerated her father, Ken, for his 1980s TV comedy series, Basi & Company, and then executed him less than a decade later for his politics: a campaign against Shell's despoliation of the oil-rich delta. "In the ten years after my father's death, I returned only twice for very brief visits to attend his official funeral in 2000, and his actual burial in 2005."
Sunday 12 February 2012
Insight Guides' Select series has four new editions: Marrakech, Paris, Chicago and Shanghai, all bound in patterned linen. £9.99 each.
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Sunday 25 December 2011
From Spanish airport strikes to naked German spas, Steve Anderson runs down the most popular articles published in 2011, as well as a few editors' favourites
Sunday 14 August 2011
This makes for a very pleasant hour: lullabies are the most universal of art forms, and the wishes expressed by these mothers are both multifarious and significant.
Saturday 02 July 2011
Saturday 25 June 2011
Whether it's Britain's bays, stunning Sweden or the magical Med, Enjoli Liston selects the top spots by the sea
Thursday 12 May 2011
Lonely Planets and Rough Guides are always pretty handy, but to really capture the romance of roaming, seek out these travelogues...
Ukip supporters are 55 or older, white and socially conservative, finds British Social Attitudes Report
Street preacher quoting from the Bible fined for calling homosexuality an 'abomination'
Jeremy Clarkson sacked live: Alan Yentob 'wouldn't rule out' ex Top Gear host's BBC return
Woman filmed launching racist tirade against men on the Tube for speaking in 'own lingo'
The West has it totally wrong on Lee Kuan Yew
David Cameron calls Labour 'hopeless, sneering socialists' while announcing 7-day NHS plans
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