The bestselling author of Lincoln in the Bardo on talking to ghosts, following the Trump campaign, and giving up writing like a hipster.
The latest “mega-novel” from the celebrated French author of Zone is heavy on erudition but light on interest.
Byron floats in the background of Nicholas Pierpan’s William Wordsworth and Patrick Marber’s Don Juan in Soho.
Mark Cocker discovers the shocking damage caused by modern food production in Dead Zone: Where the Wild Things Were by Philip Lymbery
Sheila Hancock recalls her anti-war activism, from Greenham Common to the Iraq march.
Enter the misguided character, Only Kinda Racist Cop.
Ian Leslie discovers how the two companies show Silicon Valley’s split personality.
On the pop culture podcast this week: the Netflix series 13 Reasons Why, the new BBC adaptation of Evelyn Waugh’s Decline and Fall and the graphic novel Becoming Unbecoming.
Over dinner, S—— tells me of her latest dating woes.
John Burnside on the countryside’s future
The story of John B. McLemore and a small town in Alabama is wonderfully strange - and totally unnerving.
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