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Scarlett Thomas

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Sylvia Plath
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Scarlett Thomas was born in London in 1972. Her widely-acclaimed novels include PopCo, The End of Mr Y and The Seed Collectors. As well as writing literary fiction for adults, she has also written a literary fantasy series for children and a book about writing called Monkeys with Typewriters. Her work has been translated into more than 25 languages.

She has been longlisted for the Orange Prize, shortlisted for the South African Boeke Prize and was once the proud recipient of an Elle Style Award. She is currently Professor of Creative Writing & Contemporary Fiction at the University of Kent in the UK. She lives in a Victorian house near the sea and spends a lot of time reading Chekhov and Katherine Mansfield.

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Scarlett Thomas Yes - I am actually writing it now at this very moment! I've recently finished a long short story/short novella called The Honeymoon, which I hope wil…moreYes - I am actually writing it now at this very moment! I've recently finished a long short story/short novella called The Honeymoon, which I hope will be out next year, and I'm working on a longer thing - possibly even a full-length novel - called Oligarchy.(less)
Scarlett Thomas Hi Nikki. The Seed Collectors is finished and out in July. I'm really excited about it! Thanks for asking.
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Our Tragic Universe

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“Real life is physical. Give me books instead. Give me the invisibility of the contents of books, the thoughts, the ideas, the images. Let me become part of a book. . . . an intertextual being: a book cyborg, or, considering that books aren't cybernetic, perhaps a bibliorg.”
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The Top 10 Best Books to Read Before Bed For a Good Night's Sleep

You’ve just had a crazy day, and now that you’re calling it a night you need some way to wind down. Or maybe you’ve just finished a completely mundane day full of errands and paperwork and an endless cycle of e-mails, and you’re ready to curl up in bed with a book that will make your dreams fantastical enough to make up for all the snooze-worthy chores you had to push through all day. Either way a good book is your ticket to a nice peaceful sleep or awesome dreams that’ll cure your work week-blues.


There are studies that show that reading can help reduce stress, and a some experts have spotted that some of the most successful people read before bed. And the National Sleep Foundation suggests that unplugging and picking up a good old-fashioned physical book could give you a better night’s sleep. Who can argue with them?

But it's not like you just want to pick up any old book before bed to reap those positive benefits, what’s the fun in that? You want a book that’ll liven your dreams without keeping you up in suspense or help you get your chill on, without boring you to death or making you cry yourself to sleep. Below are The Top 10 Best Books to Read Before Bed For a Good Night's Sleep according to Bustle.com
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