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  • "High Strung by Stephen Tigor - review"
  • The Guardian
  • Friday September 9, 2011
  • Borg vs McEnroe: one of the greatest rivalries in tennis history. A review of Stephen Tigor's High Strung: Bjorn Borg, John McEnroe, and the Untold Story of Tennis's Fiercest Rivalry.
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  • "Book Of A Lifetime: Native Son, By Richard Wright"
  • The Independent
  • Friday August 5, 2011
  • The American author Richard Wright is most famous for this one book. It was his first novel, and on its publication in 1940, it became one of the fastest-selling novels in American literary history: a remarkable feat for a 32-two-year old, largely self-educated, man from Mississippi. It would be fair to say that it changed his life forever. He went on to write many other books, both fiction and non-fiction, but at the time of his death, at the young age of 52 in 1960, many of the obituary notices made reference to Wright as the author of just this one book, 'Native Son'.
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  • "Once upon a life: Caryl Phillips"
  • The Observer
  • Sunday October 17, 2010
  • Newly graduated from university, Caryl Phillips headed to Edinburgh to find the peace to write, exploring its Georgian streets with wonder. Until his dole payments were stopped, and things began to look grim…
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  • 'South Africa: Life With Father', Review of Zakes Mda's Sometimes There is a Void: Memoirs of an Outsider, The New York Review of Books, Volume 60, Number 1, 10 January 2013.
  • 'Colour Me English', Caryl Phillips: Writing in the Key of Life, ed. Benedicte Ledent and Daria Tunca. Rodopi, 2012, pp. 11-22.
  • 'High Strung by Stephen Tigor - review', The Guardian, September 9, 2011.
  • 'Book Of A Lifetime: Native Son, By Richard Wright', The Independent, August 5, 2011.
  • 'Beyond a Boundary', New Statesman, May 23, 2011.
  • 'Once upon a life: Caryl Phillips', The Observer, October 17, 2010.
  • Freelance, TLS, April 23, 2010 p. 16.
  • Freelance, TLS, March 26, 2010 p. 14.
  • 'The Explorer' (American Writings by Lafcadio Hearn), The New Republic, December 2, 2009 pp.47-51.


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