This post was written by Friday guest blogger Annie Reid.
John Burnside on the struggle between writerly artifice and unvarnished truth in the memoirist’s art.
The Independent interviews the Irish writer Edna O’Brien.
Because I’m still feeling obsessed with the internet and censorship, I give you a blast from the past: in this BoingBoing post, which is three years old, but still hilarious, Xeni Jardin attempts to get past the censors at MSN Spaces, and figure out just which words are too naughty or just plain troublesome for them. This gave me such a girl crush on her.