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Settle down forkeep-calm-its-bank-holiday some sunshine reading this Bank Holiday Weekend with our selection of the best articles we enjoyed this past week.

Bret Easton Ellis – ‘You can’t lie anymore’ (the-talks.com)
‘I am very sensitive and a nasty, extreme piece of writing can upset me a lot.’

The China-fication of Hollywood blockbusters (The Guardian)
With a rapidly expanding cinema audience, the biggest new films are being adapted for what is now the second largest box office in the world.

The future is no fun: Self-publishing is the worst (Salon)
‘I published three novels at big houses to good reviews. Now I’m my own publisher, and the media wants no part of me.’

Mark Haddon: ‘It’s like getting money for high-quality old rope’ (The Guardian)
The play adapted from his book The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time has won seven Oliviers. But such success is leaving its author, Mark Haddon, feeling a bit … peculiar.

– Rob
@robchilver

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