Inspired by Philip Hensher’s new book, the NS team reveal their hands.
The critics’ verdicts on Ben Goldacre, Slavoj Žižek and Philip Norman.
Gessen on Amis pere, Gray on Ballard, Drabble on Rowling and Robson on the Booker.
Benjamin Kunkel, Talitha Stevenson, Will Self and more.
Alwyn W Turner on Daleks, Fiona Sampson on British poetry and poems by John Burnside and Samuel Beckett.
The critics’ verdicts on Zadie Smith, Jeanette Winterson and Pankaj Mishra.
Our cultural picks for the week ahead.
Žižek on Batman, Leo Robson on McEwan and Tracey Thorn on the novels of Elizabeth Taylor.
The critics’ verdicts on André Brink, Artur Domoslawski and Claire Kilroy.