The Goldsmiths Prize shortlisted author discusses the value of risk, the challenge of proportion, and the role of builders in contemporary thought.
Both books are based on the premise that if the general public knew more about finance and economics things might be better.
A novel about those writers who attract fans so ardent that the work is never enough.
Did Bourdin really cause a 20-year-old model to pass out when he covered her entire body with glue and pearls?
A former youth offender-turned-writer reflects on the prison books ban.
These are not politicians, or powerful corporations meddling with our data, they are Hollywood executives bickering like anyone else. The free speech argument just doesn’t add up.
The final five candidates are interviewed by people even more obnoxious than they are.
The first two parts of Peter Jackson’s super-sized Hobbit trilogy held their own, but the director squanders all his best assets in this sorry mess of a final installment.
Tom Humberstone’s weekly comic.
“Nobody buys short stories anyway,” says a character, Richard, in the prologue to Kirsty Gunn’s new collection, Infidelities. “No one thinks there’s enough going on.” The challenge from writer to reader is stark; watch out, there will be plenty going on here.
The central tenet of Hard Times is that the economic slump of 2008 and its aftermath have augmented the schisms already present in two rich, but profoundly unequal societies: the UK and the US.
The New Statesman goes behind the froth of daily headlines to look at the people and the passions shaping our world.
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