Books
28 February 2013
Under the skin.
Politics
31 January 2013
An Englishman’s home is his castle, the adage goes, but increasingly it feels as if many of us in “...
Culture
08 November 2012
Artful - review.
12 February 2012
NarcopolisJeet ThayilFaber & Faber, 304pp, £12.99This novel begins and ends with the same word: "Bombay...
Cultural Capital
23 May 2011
In a garden blossoming with roses stands the Erbil Public Library, also known as the Zaytun Library ("zaytun...
Books
01 October 2010
Could you explain the title of your new novel, Lights Out in Wonderland?The book is an allegory on a number of levels....
Books
21 September 2010
How did you first discover books?I knew nothing about literature, but fortunately I discovered the public library in...
Cultural Capital
01 June 2010
Stunning sculpture, stories, sun and strawberries were all to be found at the first weekend of this year's Hay literary...
Books
24 September 2009
Like much of your work, your new novel, Ordinary Thunderstorms, is about multiple identities.It's a deep human question...
Culture
27 August 2009
It is easier to cancel a life than a gym membership. This is one of many cruel lessons learned by the 46-year-old...
Culture
27 August 2009
Boys and girls, according to an old Iranian proverb, are like cotton and fire - if left alone together, they will...
Books
13 August 2009
Adam Thirlwell
Books
09 October 2008
"So many pieces of me! I must hold tight," exclaims Edwin Morgan in an epigraph to Ali Smith's witty, disturbing and...
Books
21 February 2008
Drawn from the early notebooks of the French novelist and playwright Marguerite Duras, written between 1943 and 1949,...
Books
18 October 2007
The moon is the powerful symbol looming over Alice Sebold's dark, unflinching new novel. Like the moon, wherever Helen...

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