A History of Pictures by David Hockney and Martin Gayford gleefully punctures the pretentiousness of the art world.
Garth Greenwell's debut novel is marked by a feeling that consolation, or even moral action, is impossible.
The digital revolution has turned pop into a world of smart playlists and surprise albums. Yet the way we engage with music remains remarkably similar.
Lisa Owens' funny, serious debut marks her out as one to watch.
Wearing a custom-built goat exoskeleton, sucking down worms like a badger – two new books describe extreme adventures in becoming beasts.
By conjuring mythic landscapes, the novelist and children’s fantasy writer Alan Garner unleashed his fury at the injustices of postwar Britain.
Taylor Downing's new Breakdown: the Crisis of Shell Shock on the Somme, 1916 reveals a turning point for mental health.
Football by Jean-Philippe Toussaint is a strange mix of heightened prose and stilted banality.
Like the heroine, the narrative feels becalmed and slightly wrong-footed in Anthony Quinn’s Freya.
Reading What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours is like settling into a roller coaster.
Like sex, money is something that a lot of people spend a lot of time thinking about (and wanting more of). Shakespeare was no exception.
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