issue 35: march - april 2003 

Writers Speak Out on the Issue of War
The Independent


TBR would like to bring to your attention two of the UK’s most outstanding periodicals: The Independent and The Guardian, which have consistently presented some of the best, most intelligent and thought-provoking journalism available - especially welcome after 9/11. A wide and objective range of views is expressed. Commentator Robert Fisk (The Independent) is a favorite. He recently won the Association of Journalists of Rome Silver Microphone award for "European journalists who defend freedom of the press," and he’s well worth following. If his view doesn’t appeal, you’ll find counter-arguments. What you won’t find is commentary and debate of this sort in the more conservative US press, so the UK periodicals provide a much needed balance. Cartoonist Steve Bell (The Guardian) is always worth checking out.

Here we offer some links to articles and commentary by writers, columnists and editorialists on the subject of the war on Iraq. It will be regularly updated, so keep in touch. Best yet, bookmark these newspapers, if they’re not available at your local newstand, and click in regularly.

David Hare, playwright 12 April 2003 The Guardian

Julian Barnes 11 April 2003 The Guardian

Arundhati Roy 02 April, 2003  The Guardian

Comment ("Emperor George") from Jonathan Freedland 02 April 2003 The Guardian

Not In Our Name, Mr. Blair;
editorial from The Independent, 09 March

Martin Amis - The Guardian, 04 March 2003

Julian Barnes, J.G. Ballard, Margaret Drabble
and others -
The Guardian, 27 February 2003

Zadie Smith - The Guardian, 27 February 2003


 tbr 35           March - April 2003 

-Short Fiction
      Alexei Sayle: Barcelona Plates
      Laura Hird: The Happening
      Barbara Lefcowitz: Medea, The Girl from Albania, The Walking Tree
  picks from back issues:
      Des Dillon: The Blue Hen
      Pedro Juan Gutiérrez: Buried in Shit
and Stars and Losers

      Gretchen McCullough: March 2003: Letter from Cairo

      Sue Thomas: Spivak

     with Scottish author Laura Hird

     All About Books
      Answers to last issue’s Graham Greene quiz

-Book Reviews
      Adios, Muchachos by Daniel Chavarría
     Strictly Casual: Fiction by Women on Love, edited by Amy Prior

-Special Links
      writers speak out on the issue of war

-Regular Features
      Book Reviews (all issues)
      TBR Archives (authors listed alphabetically)

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