The critics' verdicts on James Salter, George Monbiot and David Goodhart.
The first Labour government was formed in January 1924 after the only real threeparty election in Britain in the 20th century. It is a story which resonates: showing how dangerous it is to retreat into a ghetto, isolated from other forces on the left.
As a pay dispute threatens the superhero stranglehold on box office takings, it’s a timely reminder that these capitalist heroes have long trampled upon the artists who brought them to life, writes Laura Sneddon.
In 2008 J M Coetzee wrote to Paul Auster suggesting they begin an exchange by mail and, “God willing, strike sparks off each other”. Did they manage it?
This book is equally important for what it says and for who is saying it. A decade ago, this prospectus would have seen its author branded “Red Sainsbury”. Now it is sensible and mainstream.
Vatican watchers will find strong clues about the direction of Pope Francis in On Heaven and Earth: a series of conversations Bergoglio held with Rabbi Abraham Skorka of Buenos Aires.
Faiza Hussein is the new Captain Britain.
The prose shines more brightly than any party on Long Island.
It’s as a portrait of the age that this novel feels most overdone. Flanery’s American city – Omaha, Nebraska, in all but name – is a grim, featureless place, and on the way to becoming fully privatised.
Preview: London Literature Festival.
Win or lose, on the booze.
Myths and missteps.
History has no author.
Adrian Raine has a low resting heart rate, a highly active prefrontal cortex and a fissure down the centre of his tongue. Each of these can be risk factors for antisocial behaviour and violence. Should David Shariatmadari be worried about reviewing his bo
The Malaysian novelist on fiction, immigration and the Shanghainese.
The life and death of the author.
Anyone for cricket?
Little more than hot air.
Charles Moore admires Margaret Thatcher, but he cannot fully relate to her.
<em>These Pages Fall Like Ash</em> turned a city into a fantasy novel, making Sarah Ditum see her home with new eyes.
The taciturn novelist has made his first appearance in Japan since 1995.
Stephen Collins' debut graphic novel, reviewed.
The canon of comics is full of lost greats – but the gaps are slowly getting filled in.
The many identities of Fernando Pessoa.
A perfect spy.