FiveBooks Newsletter 37


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Dear FiveBooks Readers,

This week’s FiveBooks interviews covered a wide range of different topics,
  from television production (Jane Root) and early criminology (Douglas Starr)
  to Indian culture (Pankaj Mishra) and the history of Jerusalem (James
  Carroll). You’ll find all our experts’ recommendations at the links below.

[1]Jane Root on Where Good TV Ideas Come From
    Links:
      1. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/jane-root-on-where-good-tv-ideas-come

_Monday, March 7th_
  The former head of BBC2 reveals the two important ideas that made The Office
  a worldwide success, and says that most good concepts are little ideas
  nurtured over time [2]Continue Reading…
    Links:
      2. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/jane-root-on-where-good-tv-ideas-come

[3]Douglas Starr on the Pioneers of Criminology
    Links:
      3. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/douglas-starr-on-pioneers-criminology

_Tuesday, March 8th_
  Boston University professor delves into the origins of crime science, using
  literary and historical works to explain early forensics, phrenology and
  criminal psychology [4]Continue Reading…
    Links:
      4. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/douglas-starr-on-pioneers-criminology

[5]Andrew Sarris on Film Criticism
    Links:
      5. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/andrew-sarris-on-film-criticism

_Wednesday, March 9th_
  Legendary American critic sounds off on auteurism, his own career and the
  value of the traditional film-writing canon over Internet innovations such
  as IMDB [6]Continue Reading…
    Links:
      6. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/andrew-sarris-on-film-criticism

[7]Pankaj Mishra on India
    Links:
      7. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/pankaj-mishra-on-india

_Thursday, March 10th_
  The world’s largest democracy isn’t something that has just materialised in
  the past 60 years, says the Indian essayist and novelist. He chooses books
  that illustrate India's complex history and diverse society [8]Continue
  Reading…
    Links:
      8. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/pankaj-mishra-on-india

[9]Yotam Ottolenghi on his Favourite Cookery Books
    Links:
      9. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/yotam-ottolenghi-on-his-favourite-cookery-books

_Friday, March 11th_
  The accomplished chef and owner of several high-end London eateries names
  the cookery books he loves the most [10]Continue Reading…
    Links:
      10. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/yotam-ottolenghi-on-his-favourite-cookery-books

[11]James Carroll on Jerusalem, City of Peace?
    Links:
      11. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/james-carroll-on-jerusalem-city-peace

_Sunday, March 13th_
  Former Catholic priest and author of bestseller _Constantine’s Sword_
  discusses Jerusalem as he sees it: a city of moral paradox that is
  nonetheless capable of peace [12]Continue Reading…
    Links:
      12. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/james-carroll-on-jerusalem-city-peace

Finally, we know you’ll enjoy today’s interview with [13]Andrew Cowan, the
  acclaimed novelist and Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing at the University
  of East Anglia, whose five books on Creative Writing include volumes by
  Stephen King and Samuel Beckett.
    Links:
      13. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/andrew-cowan-on-creative-writing

Yours,

The FiveBooks team at TheBrowser

[14]Seconds Before The Big One
    Links:
      14. http://b.rw/hIFUut

Richard Allen | Scientific American | 11 March 2011

Berkeley's Professor of Geophysics explains what's possible for seismic
  early warning sytems. Most doubt whether an effective precursory system will
  work; but new technology can offer some warning - even 30 seconds can be
  enough

Current Topic

[15]Espionage
    Links:
      15. http://thebrowser.com/topics/espionage

The irresistible subject - spies. Who are they? What do they really do? Are
  today's spies that different from the heroes of the Cold War? Read on to
  find out [16]Continue reading…
    Links:
      16. http://thebrowser.com/topics/espionage

Book of the Day

[17]The New Biographical Dictionary of Film
    Links:
      17. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/new-biographical-dictionary-film-by-david-thomson

-by David Thomson -
  _Andrew Sarris says:_ “This volume is a compendium of biographical profiles
  of just about every major figure in film. But it is really much more than a
  movie  reference  book;  Thomson  writes  better than almost any other
  encyclopaedic critic.” [18]More recommendations…
    Links:
      18. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks

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