Jonathan Derbyshire is Managing Editor of Prospect. He was formerly Culture Editor of the New Statesman.

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The Staggers
12 June 2011
Today, the Sunday papers are having their say on the Archbishop of Canterbury's remarkable leading article in this week...
The Staggers
11 June 2011
Knives out?
The Staggers
11 June 2011
The lost speech
Books
09 June 2011
You've described what you do as "history without a licence". What do you mean by that?What I mean is that it...
Books
02 June 2011
Would you say that your new book about George Best, Babysitting George, is also about the nature of celebrity?Yes. I...
Cultural Capital
26 May 2011
You are sometimes described as a crime writer. Is that how you see yourself?I'm only described that way in the UK. I...
Books
26 May 2011
The first essay of Harold Bloom's I read, when I was an undergraduate, was entitled "The Breaking of Form"....
The Staggers
20 May 2011
It has been widely assumed that one of the main beneficiaries of the Dominique Strauss-Kahn affair is Nicolas Sarkozy....
Cultural Capital
18 May 2011
Philip Roth has been awarded the fourth Man Booker International Prize. (Previous winners include Ismail Kadaré, Chinua...
Books
12 May 2011
Why do you work so often with the fairy-tale form?The way we structure our stories has a lot to do with the way tales...
Culture
12 May 2011
When he was chair of the judges for the Man Booker Prize in 2008, Michael Portillo presided over the exclusion from the...
Cultural Capital
11 May 2011
Edward Rothstein has a very interesting review in the New York Times of Wendy Lesser's book Shostakovich and His...
The Staggers
08 May 2011
Chris Huhne has an interesting op-ed in the Independent on Sunday today. The conventional wisdom has it that the result...
The Staggers
08 May 2011
One thing you can say about George Osborne is that he's consistent (though of course consistency, as Emerson put it, is...
The Staggers
08 May 2011
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