Peter Conradi’s Who Lost Russia? How the World Entered a New Cold War traces the accumulation of distrust between the West and Russia.
Frantumaglia: a Writer’s Journey is a collection of letters, interviews and pieces from 1991 to this year, and explore the writer's urge to run away.
Reading Abramović's memoir is rather like watching EastEnders: I didn’t learn anything about performance art reading, but I can't deny I had fun.
Zadie Smith's new novel is enjoyable but tries to do too much. Next time, she should slow down, lean back and try out a waltz.
A new book by James Sharpe investigates of our deep-rooted addiction to brutality.
A Goldsmiths Prize judge on the third Irish winner of the award for innovative fiction, run in association with the New Statesman.
The Goldsmiths Prize judge on the point of experimental fiction and who she’d give a retrospective award to.
On the pop culture podcast this week: Netflix royal family drama The Crown, the Ali Smith “Brexit” novel Autumn and the 2012 French film Populaire.
The Goldsmiths Prize-shortlisted author of Martin John on writing perverts, literary weather forecasting and keeping prizes inventive.
The 2016 Goldsmiths Prize winner on engineers, Solar Bones, and why Irish writers have to translate themselves.
From photographing "freaks" to weekend affairs, a biography of Arbus brings a new dimension to her stunning photographic legacy.
Across the political spectrum, the New Statesman introduces you to the personalities who shape our world. Where else would you find Jeremy Corbyn, Tony Blair and Theresa May in the same place?