Hawkins’s writing displays a suspicion of power, especially male power, though she is also eager to identify moments of female collusion in misogyny.
The bestselling author of Lincoln in the Bardo on talking to ghosts, following the Trump campaign, and giving up writing like a hipster.
How Caesar’s murder set the template for political assassination.
“A monster is a fear assuming a form” is a pretty neat definition with which to embark on a whizzy cultural history of fiends and ghouls in the contemporary imagination.
Left and right alike seem to have nodded through the half-baked utilitarianism and economism of much recent policy.
Why your favourite comic book publisher sounds like your least favourite elderly relative.
The Irish playwright, novelist and poet answers our questions.
A story of two obsessive record collectors becomes an interrogation of authenticity and the transformative power of music.
Meet the transhumanists who believe that the brain can outlive the body.
Adrian Mole remains a beloved part of British life but, without Sue Townsend to write him, he ran out of future some years ago – a fate he perhaps shares with the Labour Party.
The latest “mega-novel” from the celebrated French author of Zone is heavy on erudition but light on interest.
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