Children’s fiction… offers to help us to refind things we may not even know we have lost. Adult life is full of forgetting… When you… Read More »Katherine Rundell on children’s books and imagination
Children’s books today do still have a ghost of their educative beginnings, but what they are trying to teach us has changed. Children’s novels, to… Read More »Katherine Rundell on learning from children’s books
A lot of children’s fiction has a surprising politics to it. Despite all our tendencies in Britain toward order and discipline – towards etiquette manuals… Read More »Katherine Rundell on the subversive politics of children’s books
Note: these are a series of excerpts from a longer discussion – link below. I think it [Innovation] is the most important thing that happens… Read More »Matt Ridley: 15 principles of innovation from “How Innovation Works”
How long does it need to be? What would be different if, rather than being paid by the word, you were paying?
This may seem to you like testing, but it really isn’t, because at this point we don’t yet know what our idea is: we don’t… Read More »In it to win it (2): OK Go on the sandbox theory of how to find a wonderful idea
“Fiction has two uses. Firstly, it’s a gateway drug to reading. The drive to know what happens next, to want to turn the page, the… Read More »Neil Gaiman on reading fiction, empathy and changing the world