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Should I be reading both fiction and non-fiction novels at university?

Often when you hear the phrase ‘reading for pleasure’, your mind wanders to your favourite crime, fantasy or romance novel. Reading fiction as a form of escapism is a popular…

Do Audiobooks Count as Reading?

You are eight years old. Teeth have been brushed. Pyjamas are on. As you crawl into bed, someone you admire opens a colourful picture book. You hear about Alice’s experience…

Does fiction portray migration better than non-fiction and the media?

Recently, I have been reading two books. The first is a non-fiction work by British journalist Tim Marshall called The Power of Geography. It explores international diplomacy and presents ‘ten…

Review: Norwegian Wood

Reading Haruki Murakami for the first time, I was surprised by the transparency of his writing. With my ungrounded foundation of beliefs surrounding Japanese literary culture, I had imagined the…

Improbable Fiction

Edinburgh Theatre Arts’ production of Alan Ayckbourn’s Improbable Fiction, directed by David McCallum, is a heart-warming and unassuming exploration of character and the creative mind. Ayckbourn’s play is written in…