Mary Gaitskill's new novel presents an agonising world of "nice" and "nasty", where moral choice is always constrained.
Nina Lyon's new book, Uprooted, uses the Green Man to excavate a bigger question: humankind's relationship to nature.
On the pop culture podcast this week, we discuss the Netflix TV series Love, the film A Bigger Splash, and the audiobook of Shonda Rhimes’ Year of Yes.
Ben Rawlence's new book is an affecting foray into the minds of some of Dadaab's 500,000 residents - and a reminder that international officials must not forget them.
Glaser’s debut is part “post-collegiate” novel, part gender-fluid love tragedy. It is sharp, memorable and ambigious where it counts.
Daisy Dunn's Catullus's Bedspread: the Life of Rome's Most Erotic Poet, alongside her new translations of his poetry, offer a rollicking good read - as long as they're not taken too much at face value.
Despite his excellent eye for detail, Hens' account is not as persuasive as Will Self's forward.
Ian McGuire's novel is a powerful story which refuses to romanticise the past – in contrast with another new whaling story, Rush Oh! by Shirley Barrett.
New books from Shigeru Mizuki and Polish duo Andrzej Klimowski and Danusia Schejbal reveal an understated way to keep the past alive.
Joan Bakewell and Diana Athill have both written books which prove the richness of work produced later in life.
After the success of recent re-releases, publishing PR is increasingly searching for the next classic book - could one of these books be it?
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