Erica Wagner is a New Statesman contributing writer and a judge of the 2014 Man Booker Prize. A former literary editor of the Times, her books include Ariel's Gift: Ted Hughes, Sylvia Plath and the Story of “Birthday Letters” and Seizure.
The bestselling author of Lincoln in the Bardo on talking to ghosts, following the Trump campaign, and giving up writing like a hipster.
The cult author speaks on the sudden rebirth of American activism and writing “the book of his life”.
Abraham Lincoln carries an urgent message in this remarkable novel of ghosts and war.
The British Museum's new exhibition reveals the resilience of First Nations culture.
Jacqueline Woodson’s beautiful new coming-of-age novel reminds us that it is not just our romantic relationships which define us.
Auster’s epic new novel of immigration, politics and consciousness has a protagonist with four alternative lives.
Lay Down Your Weary Tune by W B Belcher reminds us what a good setting the folk scene can be – and what rich characters you can place in it.
Solomon’s gifts are so wide-ranging it can be hard not to believe he comes from an earlier century.
Erica Wager reviews Tim Harford's Messy: How to Be Creative and Resilient in a Tidy-Minded World.
A Goldsmiths Prize judge on the third Irish winner of the award for innovative fiction, run in association with the New Statesman.
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