By Leo Robson - 30 May 8:13
Salter appears to feel no terror at boundlessness and no need to impose his own geometry. What he is more eager to impose – or to let flourish – is a particular way of seeing. Among recent American novels, <em>All That Is</em> has few equals on this score
By Alex Hern - 29 May 12:02
Lost classic being reprinted in a limited run of 1000 copies.
By Celluloid Liberation Front - 29 May 11:12
The Celluloid Liberation Front speak to the Italian literary collective Wu Ming, whose work draws readers in to exchange, sharing and confrontation.
By Colin MacCabe - 29 May 8:16
An admirable portrait of Descartes’s life in the Netherlands, but one which gives no sense of the strangeness of Descartes’s vision.
By Critic - 28 May 15:50
The critics' verdicts on James Salter, George Monbiot and David Goodhart.
By Vernon Bogdanor - 28 May 12:56
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.
By Laura Sneddon - 26 May 13:13
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.
By Olivia Laing - 24 May 12:33
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?
By Andrew Adonis - 24 May 11:35
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.
By John Cornwell - 24 May 9:11
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.
By Alex Hern - 23 May 15:49
Faiza Hussein is the new Captain Britain.
By Ed Smith - 23 May 14:54
The prose shines more brightly than any party on Long Island.
By Leo Robson - 23 May 11:28
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.
By Critic - 20 May 16:47
Preview: London Literature Festival.
By Nick Spencer - 16 May 10:45
By Sophie Elmhirst - 16 May 10:39
Win or lose, on the booze.
By Norman Lamont - 16 May 10:30
Myths and missteps.
By Sarah Churchwell - 16 May 10:23
By John Gray - 16 May 9:04
History has no author.
By David Shariatmadari - 15 May 12:45
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
By Philip Maughan - 10 May 15:01
The Malaysian novelist on fiction, immigration and the Shanghainese.
By Michael Wood - 10 May 10:39
The life and death of the author.
By David Herman - 10 May 9:25
By John Lloyd - 09 May 9:44
Anyone for cricket?
By Leo Robson - 09 May 9:35
Little more than hot air.
By David Owen - 08 May 11:01
Charles Moore admires Margaret Thatcher, but he cannot fully relate to her.
By Sarah Ditum - 08 May 10:09
<em>These Pages Fall Like Ash</em> turned a city into a fantasy novel, making Sarah Ditum see her home with new eyes.
By Philip Maughan - 07 May 11:38
The taciturn novelist has made his first appearance in Japan since 1995.