Books
16 May 2012
The Baroness: the Search for Nica, the Rebellious Rothschild Hannah Rothschild Virago Press, 320pp, £20...
Culture
22 August 2011
House of Holes Nicholson BakerSimon & Schuster, 272pp, £14.99Perhaps the most attractive quality of Nicholson Baker...
Culture
11 November 2010
The Norwegian author Knut Hamsun was a novelist of strange and unsettling power, an early exponent of the kind of...
Culture
05 July 2010
In a career spanning more than three decades, Craig Raine has been as dynamically involved in the literary scene as any...
Culture
08 April 2010
This is Roddy Doyle's final book about Henry Smart, a character whose picaresque jaunt through Irish history has now...
Books
06 August 2009
For David Cross, the retired television journalist at the centre of Justin Cartwright's new novel, the line from...
Books
03 April 2008
Andrew Crumey is an unusual kind of writer. Despite his robust intellectual concerns, his style is so simple that it...
Society
19 March 2008
UN data shows the world's glaciers are shrinking faster than ever Serb protesters clash with UN police in Kosovo...
Food and Drink
19 March 2008
Wilberforce – introvert, wine snob, computer programmer-turned-millionaire – seems like a familiar comic creation: the...
Books
19 March 2008
The Mi‘raj (as explained in a slightly patronising addendum to Zoë Ferraris’s first novel) is the doctrinal story of a...
Books
17 March 2008
Peter Hobbs is a writer who understands how life can suddenly swerve off course. Fresh out of Oxford - a politics...