As Douglas Smith wisely surmises in his new book, trying to separate the mythology of Rasputin from the man himself is nearly impossible.
Labour held three separate inquiries into anti-Semitism within its ranks during the first part of 2016. A new book by Dave Rich investigates how we got to this point.
Safran Foer is as known for his character as for his works. What a shame, when Here I Am is such a mature, multilayered novel.
The 2016 Man Booker Prize goes to caustic American race satire The Sellout.
Madeleine Bunting’s account of her travels in the Hebrides reveals an often-overlooked history.
American author Paul Beatty’s Man Booker Prize-winning novel shows how “equal justice under law” remains an abstract concept for much of black America.
Deborah Levy’s novel Hot Milk is shortlisted for both the Man Booker and the Goldsmiths Prize. She talks Brexit, family politics and why publishers are insulting readers.
At 82, Alan Bennett has lost none of his wit or compassion – nor his anger at the “nastification” of Britain.
A History of Pictures by David Hockney and Martin Gayford gleefully punctures the pretentiousness of the art world.
Michael Howard reviews Iain Martin's new book on the legacy of the financial revolution 30 years on.
Whenever we have ventured into new experimental territory, we’ve discovered that our previous “knowledge” was woefully incomplete. So what to make of Italian physicist Carlo Rovelli?
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