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Thorn’s paean to her friend Lindy Morrison is much more than the dynamic of a personal relationship.
The shared moral project of the next decade will be restoring the link between labour, community and a meaningful life.
This detailed exploration of life at Eton slips along so gracefully that I spent the last few chapters in a state of horror that the book didn’t have much longer to run.
As Covid-19 lockdown restrictions eased in England, allowing “non-essential” retailers to reopen, bookshops were many people's first destination.
How Paul Kagame’s Rwandan regime wooed the global elite.
What is most disturbing in Blake Bailey’s biography is not Roth’s behaviour, but his biographer’s apparently unthinking alignment with it.
Philip Hoare explores how the artist’s obsession with science, magic and self-promotion paved the way for our existential age.
A new book by the son of the US president is powerful on the personal – but weak on politics.
Our writers review My Phantoms by Riley, The Committed by Nguyen, The Musical Human by Spitzer and Identity, Ignorance, Innovation by d’Ancona.
The writer on why the word “gaslighting” has lost all meaning, squirrels and her sixth novel, My Phantoms.
To say that this Forward Prize-shortlisted poetry collection is about colonialism, or oppression, would be to overlook its deliberate and dizzying range.