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The Books Briefing: The Writers Who Don’t Work Alone

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? The Two Noble Kinsmen, by John Fletcher and William Shakespeare

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(CALLAHAN / OLENA YAKOBCHUK / JACOB LUND / SHUTTERSTOCK / KATIE MARTIN / THE ATLANTIC)

The joy of writing a book with my dad

“While the verdict is out on whether collaborations lead to better writing, for me at least, it led to a better writing experience. Writing this book was difficult, sometimes more difficult than past projects, but it was never, ever lonely—and that means more than I can put into words.”

? The Good Vices: From Beer to Sex, the Surprising Truth About What’s Actually Good for You, by Harry and Erik Ofgang

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(WENJIA TANG)

On being happy for and jealous of a friend at the same time

“It can be hard to be really close to someone who’s trying to do the same thing that you do.”

? Topics of Conversation, by Miranda Popkey
? Look, by Zan Romanoff

? A Song to Take the World Apart, by Zan Romanoff

? Grace and the Fever, by Zan Romanoff

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(HOUGHTON MIFFLIN HARCOURT)

A new book about formative literary friendships

“Female friendship, a trending theme in contemporary fiction, is ripe for fresh nonfiction attention. Emily Midorikawa and Emma Claire Sweeney—two young writers who are, yes, also friends—have just the book (and they got Margaret Atwood to write a foreword). They probe the lives of four literary giants, exploring formative experiences of literary sisterhood that have gone unsung.”

? A Secret Sisterhood, by Emily Midorikawa and Emma Claire Sweeney

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What fan fiction teaches that the classroom doesn’t

“[Katie] Davis, along with her University of Washington colleague Cecilia Aragon, recently spent nine months studying a couple of fan-fiction websites, focusing mostly on young authors writing on fanfiction.net. … They published their observations in a new book called Writers in the Secret Garden, and described their theory that people on these websites are actually teaching one another to write through a kind of sprawling, communal learning that Aragon and Davis call ‘distributed mentorship.’”

? Writers in the Secret Garden, by Cecilia R. Aragon and Katie Davis

? The Broken Earth Trilogy, by N. K. Jemisin

? Gideon the Ninth, by Tamsyn Muir


About us: This week’s newsletter is written by Kate Cray. The book she’s reading next is Kim Ji-young, Born 1982 by Cho Nam-ju.


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Radhika Apte reveals real reason why she got married

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Radhika Apte needs no introduction to Kollywood fans after her appearance as Superstar Rajinikanth’s wife in ‘Kabali’ directed by Pa Ranjith.  The intense actress impressed with her performance of a meek girl to a mother of a grown-up and especially her reunion scene with Rajini took the audience on an emotional ride.

Radhika is happily married to her British boyfriend Benedict Taylor who is a singer and she shuttles between Mumbai and London to balance her personal and professional life.

Radhika Apte in her most recent interaction with Vikranth Massey on social media from London has admitted that she does not believe in the institution of marriage.  When asked why she got married the talented performer replied that it is easier for married people to get a British visa and that’s why she and her man opted for it in 2012.

Radhika is currently chilling with Taylor in their London home during the lockdown and will soon start filming her next English film ‘Noor Inayat Khan’ in which she plays a spy based on a true story.

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Jacqueline Fernandez shares picture of her being in ‘happy place’

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Actor Jacqueline Fernandez is working on a secret project where she found herself in a ‘happy place’. Taking it to Instagram on Sunday, the 35-year-old actor shared a picture dressed up like a traffic police officer as she is seen laughing her heart out.

“How was everyone’s Sunday?? Fun project coming up soon! #myhappyplace,” wrote Fernandez along with a picture where she is also seen holding a coffee mug. The ‘Kick’ actor also shared a few Instagram stories of her getting ready for the upcoming project.

Recently, the actor extended gratitude to her fans after the number of Instagram followers hit the 46 million mark.

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Why an ‘active’ approach to risk modelling is key to navigating markets today

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Whether investors are aiming for a cautious approach or a riskier investment profile with the potential for higher returns, Architas’ Blended Fund range is designed to match a range of investor risk appetites. And like many asset managers, Architas predominantly uses two approaches to define asset allocation within the five risk bands used in the Blended Range – strategic and tactical.

Whilst risk model provider EValue’s quantitative approach to asset allocation takes into account the long-term performance of different asset classes and the likely future performance given current valuations, along with long-term measures of volatility and correlations with other asset classes. Yet as with most systems of its kinds, EValue focuses on the long term; it is unable to analyse short-term market movements and fluctuations. So whilst it would have seen that in Q1 2020 markets fell by a record percentage before rebounding, it will not be able to factor in the cost of the coronavirus and lockdown and its impact on markets. Similarly, it is not able to consider ongoing Brexit woes, geo-political trade wars or the outcome of the US election in 2020.

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