Wilson Pickett has a strong claim to being the greatest purveyor of Pentecostal-style vocal pyrotechnics on the pop scene.
Haunted by his time in the trenches and disturbed by the modern marketplace, Jones formed a world-view full of symbols and connections.
Peter Wilby on Adrian Addison’s expletive-strewn history of the Daily Mail.
Can books by Jessa Crispin, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Catherine Mayer and Jess Phillips harness a wave of popular energy?
The Man Booker prize-winning novelist answers our questions.
The Nobel laureate poet, who has died at the age of 87, hauled his rural Caribbean community into the very centre of the Western canon.
David Goodhart's provocative take on the UK’s new tribal divisions is sure to become a private manual on Mrs May’s brand of conservatism.
Knowing that the anonymous author of The Accusation is still living in North Korea adds another layer of discomfort; the book you hold in your hands carries huge risks for him and his family.
Ross Raisin’s book tells the story of a footballer of two halves.
This 1950s novel, beloved by Marilynne Robinson, has power and poignancy – but little that surprises us.
The surrealist fancies of the “New Weird” find elegant expression in The Erstwhile by Brian Catling and The Last Days of New Paris by China Miéville.
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