Jason Cowley is editor of the New Statesman

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Food and Drink
10 September 2001
David Sexton's contribution to the innovative Short Books series is a study of Thomas Harris, the creator of the Uber-...
Food and Drink
27 August 2001
John Simpson describes himself as a "traveller on the face of the earth", and reading this fine account of his long...
Food and Drink
20 August 2001
This is the account of a celebrated murder case in France. For 18 years, Jean-Claude Romand lived a life of elaborate...
Food and Drink
13 August 2001
It is difficult to think of any band that has more of an archival presence in British rock music than Joy Division....
Food and Drink
06 August 2001
Super-Cannes, like so much of J G Ballard's fiction, is a study of a utopian settlement which, for all the cool...
Culture
23 July 2001
Evelyn Waugh had this advice for a young writer: "Reviews matter very little in the case of a novel. The important...
Books
16 July 2001
Why is Martyn Bedford not better known? He certainly deserves to be, as his novels are among the most vividly imagined...
Food and Drink
11 June 2001
To read Mia Couto is to encounter a peculiarly African sensibility, a writer of fluid, fragmentary narratives. His work...
Politics
04 June 2001
The British novel is back in the stocks - and this time it is the ubiquitous Andrew Marr who is throwing the wet...
Books
04 June 2001
Friedrich Reck-Malleczewen was a cultural conservative, monarchist and extreme pessimist, at once listlessly estranged...
Culture
21 May 2001
The Great Food Gamble ends with a set-piece interview between John Humphrys, enemy of modern cant, and . . . er, John...
Food and Drink
02 April 2001
The first person I called when I became literary editor of the New Statesman was Elizabeth Young. We had never met, but...
Books
19 March 2001
John Gross's memoir of a wartime London childhood can be read as an elegy for the vanished world of East End Jewry, and...
Culture
29 January 2001
It is often said that Labour's general election manifesto of 1983 was the longest suicide note in history. Well, I have...
Books
29 January 2001
Should one feel sympathy for 25-year-old Zadie Smith? Should one feel sympathy for a young writer who, it seems, has...

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