Find out which books make up the NS columnist's "moral and intellectual survival kit".
A month on from our publication of Ted Hughes's lost poem, and the critics are divided.
The critics' verdict on a new biography of Tolstoy, Saul Bellow's letters and Salley Vickers' short
The enfant terrible of French literature is awarded his country's most prestigious literary prize.
The critics' verdicts on Nelson Mandela, Nadine Gordimer and a critique of the modern media.
Michael Rosen and a close friend of Sylvia Plath write to the NS.
He attacks the myth of Victorian values and, by implication, Cameron's "Big Society" project.
The US author says the Tea Party movement "rejects the notion of a common good".
The critics’ verdicts on the latest books by Orlando Figes, Colm Tóibín and P D James.
The 74-year-old Peruvian author, playwright and essayist is honoured by the Swedish Academy.