Nicholas Clee, the NS food columnist, is the author of Don’t Sweat the Aubergine: What Works in the Kitchen and Why (Short Books). He is a former editor of The Bookseller, and writes about books for papers including the Times, Guardian, and Times Literary Supplement.

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Books
20 June 2005
Scott Pack, buying manager for Waterstone's, is one of the most influential people in the industry. If he does not like...
Books
06 June 2005
Something unusual happened to Ian McEwan in the New York Review of Books a few weeks ago. His novel Saturday, before...
Books
16 May 2005
Here is the deal. You send your first novel to Macmillan, which, if the publishers there like it, will admit it to the...
Business
02 May 2005
Walk into any big bookshop, and you are confronted right away with the three-for-two tables. It's a year-round sale at...
Business
11 April 2005
For confirmation of the concentration of power at the top of UK publishing, take a look at the bestseller charts. Of...
TV and Radio
21 March 2005
To criticise book clubs and reading groups is the act of a snob. They have been the most significant driver of book...
Books
07 March 2005
Which contemporary author has made the greatest overall contribution to fiction on the world stage? Saul Bellow? Doris...
Books
11 June 2001
The back cover of James Kelman's new novel carries a quote from the Guardian. "One of the most enjoyable writers around...
Food and Drink
23 April 2001
Jason Epstein's book is the third in the past 12 months to describe the passing of an era in publishing. Like Diana...
Books
26 March 2001
This is a collection that every admirer of John Updike will want to read. It contains an unexpected treat: a novella-...
Books
28 June 1999
This is a remarkable collection for a newcomer still in his twenties to produce. True, Nathan Englander has learnt from...
Culture
19 April 1999
Once writers had licence to compose on two inches of ivory. No longer. So much information is available that to ignore...

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