Who has not stumbled across a list of “books that will change your life”? The popularity of non-fiction is on the rise, as authors seek to give readers accessible introductions to a plethora of topics, ranging from feminism to boosting productivity. Rhian Hutchings analyses this phenomenon and its potential consequences.
Opening lines: surpassing the introductory
Franz Kafka claimed that “first impressions are always unreliable”, but are they? Rhian Hutchings assesses the importance of books’ opening lines and why some are more impactful than others.
Rhian Hutchings reminisces on family photographs, and the sentimental value they have for us in lockdown.
2021 in Books
Rhian Hutchings anticipates the top ten books to be published in 2021.
A Personal Memoir: The Diary
By exploring the relationship between diary writing and women, Rhian Hutchings argues that the diary is a cathartic medium for sharing ideas and feelings
US Presidential Elections 2020: The Visual Art of Voting
Rhian Hutchings assesses political activism in art and whether this really is a force for good
Diaries of Disaster
Rhian Hutchings tackles the topic of diaries during lockdown, and how they can help us better understand ourselves in these uncertain times.
What the Writers are Reading
Rhian Hutchings gives us the low-down on the perfect quarantine reading material
Book Review – ‘Martha’ by Walker Zupp
Rhian Hutchings reviews ‘Martha’, the debut novel of Exeter-alumni, Walker Zupp.
Remembering the Good Times
Rhian Hutchings shares the music that reminds her of life outside lockdown.