Both Fathers and Sons by Howard Cunnell and Fathers by Sam Miller chase what can never really be known.
As Douglas Smith wisely surmises in his new book, trying to separate the mythology of Rasputin from the man himself is nearly impossible.
The author of Swing Time on Michael Jackson, female friendships and how writers can bring down Donald Trump.
There is a nervous energy in her writing which drives this relatively plotless novel forward.
On the pop culture podcast this week: the eagerly-awaited Gilmore Girls revival on Netflix, new graphic novel memoir Saving Grace and the 1938 film Bringing Up Baby.
The Smith's star reveals little of his shared past with Morrissey in this enjoyable book which charts his later career.
An unforgettable memoir charting the Libyan-British author's homecoming after years in exile.
Andrew Marr on the work of the award-winning left-wing writer and artist at 90.
Erica Wager reviews Tim Harford's Messy: How to Be Creative and Resilient in a Tidy-Minded World.
With the election of Donald Trump the power of the US gun industry is being further consolidated.
From Jason Cowley to John Bew, the New Statesman team share their favourite book of 2016.
The Zombie PM
The doomed premiership of Theresa May