Nicholas Lezard is a literary critic for the Guardian and also writes for the Independent. He writes the Down and Out in London column for the New Statesman.

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12 February 2014
Someone comes round to look at the Hovel with a view to moving into the newly vacated room for six months. I am not...
30 January 2014
Here’s a funny thing: my bedroom has started smelling again. Not a terribly bad smell, but musty and slightly...
23 January 2014
The Beloved is committed to it.
19 December 2013
I have been trying to work out lately whether I am clever or stupid. On the one hand, I have been brooding for some...
13 December 2013
To St Michael’s Church in Highgate with the children for the annual Christmas concert. This is, I know, the most...
05 December 2013
At the time of writing, I do not know whether the Doctor Who 50th anniversary special will be any good but it had...
28 November 2013
Why even stay in London?
21 November 2013
November 8, 2013. A letter has been printed in this magazine. “Oh, for God’s sake,” it begins,...
14 November 2013
And which is harder to endure?
07 November 2013
I was once told live on air that I wouldn't have fought in World War II.
31 October 2013
It is hard to be without money.
24 October 2013
You don't argue with people wearing shoes like that.