The Goldsmiths Prize shortlisted author discusses the value of risk, the challenge of proportion, and the role of builders in contemporary thought.
Despite the wealth of sources on this subject, a puzzle remains: not only about the effect of the rebellion but about what caused it to take place.
Great nature writing makes us look anew at what we take for granted.
Autumn is also the season not of perfumes, or even scents, but of one complex, yet oddly single smell.
This ambitiously-titled new work eschews the blunt logic of most rock scholarship, and instead charges down a particular path and then meanders off-road through the dense pop-cultural undergrowth.
When he was a child, David Mitchell drew maps. Now he creates worlds.
This second volume of Alan Johnson’s memoirs brings to life a world in which postal workers fed cats while their owners were away and fetched coal for old folk.
One of the underlying truisms of literary biography is that the messier the personal narrative, the more interesting the read, which is why this one is such a page-turner.
Following on from the global success of A History of the World in 100 Objects, Neil MacGregor is back with a new 30-part series.
The dog-bound hordes on the road to Cheshire got me thinking about this thing called love.
From the Inquisition to Isis, religion is blamed for brutality. But violence is a secular creed too.
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?