Philip Maughan is a freelance writer in Berlin and a former Assistant Editor at the New Statesman.
The lines between sex, love and friendship are blurrier than ever, as I found out quickly while using the app.
Glaser’s debut is part “post-collegiate” novel, part gender-fluid love tragedy. It is sharp, memorable and ambigious where it counts.
This new short story collection approaches the subject of trauma from a number of angles.
“I’d been brought up with the character,” the writer Jeremy Gavron says of his mother Hannah. “Having lived so long with fairy tales and evasions, what I wanted was the facts.”
The Irish writer Edna O’Brien, soon to celebrate her 85th birthday, reflects on four years spent in the company of tyrants.
Now that the interview-based podcast WTF has had millions of downloads and featured guests from Iggy Pop and Barack Obama, what does its host Marc Maron want to say?
Book of Numbers and Whisky Tango Foxtrot belong to a growing canon of tech thrillers from the US, new novels that engage with internet culture, rather than lamenting or ignoring it.
A “cast of two-dimensional, middle-class bores” prevent this debut novel becoming the “Vanity Fair for our times” that it promises.
The work of John Berger, who has died aged 90, represents a challenge. How to describe a writer whose bibliography contains ten “novels”, four “plays”, three collections of “poetry” and 33 books labelled “other”?
“There was a story on the Guardian, 11 minutes old, saying she had been killed. I drank for five straight days.”
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