12 February 2012
Most people who like art would recognise a painting by Lucian Freud, who died last summer at the age of 88. His mature...
Books
24 January 2008
Xiaolu Guo's 20 Fragments of a Ravenous Youth is surprising - but perhaps that's what you would expect from someone who...
Culture
15 November 2007
Is anything at once as heroic and hubristic as attempting to write a comprehensive history of world art? Surely it's...
Environment
27 September 2007
Every city-dweller knows the sensation of feeling imprisoned within an urban world of brick and glass. Sometimes it's...
Books
06 September 2007
"I am obsessed with shape-shifting," said the novelist Hari Kunzru - named by Granta as one of the 20 best young...
Books
26 July 2007
David Flusfeder is a deliciously talented writer. His fifth novel, The Pagan House, revolves around a precocious 12-...
Books
07 June 2007
Joanna Kavenna's first novel, Inglorious, is a tricky book to write about. The heroine is Rosa Lane, a prominent...
Culture
19 February 2007
Pinned to the wall above Kenneth Tynan's desk was the following mantra: "Rouse tempers, goad and lacerate, raise...
Books
05 February 2007
What would it feel like to sever somebody's Achilles tendons? That is the question obsessing the psychopathic anti-hero...
Books
15 January 2007
For students of the Middle Ages, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight comes as something of a surprise. It's easy to assume...
Books
27 March 2006
Simon Ings's sixth novel is noth- ing if not ambitious. Jump-cutting between decades and across continents, it...
Books
20 February 2006
There must be a number of British writers who envy the mainstream recognition enjoyed by Ian Mc-Ewan. Perhaps Tim Parks...
Books
21 November 2005
Pity the ageing men at the centre of Paul Auster's past three novels. Terrible catastrophe of some kind afflicts them...
Books
29 August 2005
Giles Coren is an inimitable journalist. Recently, to publicise Winkler, his first novel, he wrote a brilliant piece...
Books
11 July 2005
If you sat down for a pint with Patrick Neate you'd be in for a lively evening. From the Whitbread-winning Twelve Bar...

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