Hawkins’s writing displays a suspicion of power, especially male power, though she is also eager to identify moments of female collusion in misogyny.
The winner of the Virago/New Statesman Women’s Prize for Politics and Economics explores how economics views the world through male eyes – to the detriment of all.
A Tale of Three Cities by Bettany Hughes shows how kings, emperors and sultans have been fighting over the city for millennia.
On the pop culture podcast: Lion, BBC Three comedy Witless and Daisy Johnson’s short story collection Fen.
Philosophy used to be a staple of television and the newspapers. Not any longer. So where did all the philosophers go?
Riley once described her writing as “picking at scabs and lying awake”. In this, her fifth novel, the visceral discomfort is deeply compelling.
Sady Doyle’s Trainwreck explores the voyeuristic pleasure we take in women who crash and burn.
In the age of Donald Trump, we should all be reading this radical American nature writer.
Guo’s jagged, unpolished memoir Once Upon a Time in the East reminds us of the power of storytelling.
Our modern addiction to sugar is killing us – and it may be too late to stop it.
Homegoing is a novel borne not only of skill and knowledge, but also of a lifetime of experience.
For the best analysis of the 8th of June General Election, subscribe today.
Be well informed. Be a New Statesman reader