Robin Robertson has won this year’s Goldsmiths Prize, in association with the New Statesman, for his verse novel The Long Take. The chair of judges, Adam Mars-Jones, praises a powerful elegy of postwar America.
The row began when details of the comedian Harry Hill’s Christmas charity fundraiser event were released earlier this week.
JK Rowling’s latest film includes new plot details that change the events of the original seven books. Warning: contains spoilers.
All too often, when someone – usually a celebrity – shares a questionable or unpopular opinion, the response of many on social media is to call on others to boycott them.
Animal stories are at their best when they reveal our shared emotional experience, but they must also touch on the ways those emotions are manipulated.
Hilary Mantel, Andrew Marr, Francis Fukuyama, Michael Sandel, Nicola Sturgeon, Clive James and many others choose their books of the year.
Like Bennett as a playwright, the play has deepened with time.
Plus: The Coen Brothers’ The Ballad of Buster Scruggs.
Plus: Running Wild with Bear Grylls.
After four dogged and varied years of programming BBC Radio’s First World War commemorative contributions came to an end this week.
The author and essayist on London in the 1890s, Beatles trivia, and James Bond.