By Erica Wagner.
The novelist reflects on life as a public figure, and the adaptation of her books for the stage and screen.
By Ian Leslie.
After the death of his wife following a minor operation, airline pilot Martin Bromiley set out to change the way medicine is practised in the UK – by using his knowledge of plane crashes.
By Nick Pearce.
Piketty’s book Capital is being acclaimed as the most important work of political economy to be published in decades. It has certainly caught the attention of Ed Miliband’s inner circle.
By Helen Lewis.
What happens when a satirist becomes a superstar? His targets have to get bigger, too – as Tim Minchin is finding out.
By Jason Cowley.
With just 100 days to save the Union, Alistair Darling fights back.
By Simon Winder.
The Habsburg heir was a rose-fancying, pious man, fond of hunting and above all his family – yet his assassination a hundred years ago led to the fall of empires.
By Caroline Crampton.
Meeting the man behind Spitting Image’s rubbery Maggie.
By William Dalrymple.
Modi, implicated in a massacre in 2002 while chief minister of Gujarat, has been elected as India’s new prime minister. Is he a dangerous neo-fascist, as some say, or the strongman reformer that this country of 1.2 billion people craves?
By Peter Jukes.
A journalist who watched the former tabloid editor’s extraordinary composure in court on every day of the hacking trial. Her story tells you everything you need to know about the way power works.
By Philip Maughan.
Geoff Dyer likes to take down “dim-witted academics”. So what happened when he turned up at a conference on . . . Geoff Dyer?n
By Kate Mossman.
John Goodman, who plays a jazz musician and junkie in the Coen Brothers’ Inside Llewyn Davis talks to Kate Mossman about wigs, panic attacks and reuniting with Roseanne.
By H G Wells.
In 1934, Wells arrived in Moscow to meet a group of Soviet writers. While there Stalin granted him an interview.
By Mark Lawson.
Vivienne Westwood tells Mark Lawson about designing for Julian, hoarding instincts – and why people who care about news should never read newspapers.