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The American novelist Anne Tyler on writing ordinary men, researching on YouTube, and what’s wrong with her first three novels.
Our leaders must learn from the Covid-19 crisis to prepare for the next virus.
This semi-autobiographical debut follows a young black man in London just after the millennium.
Focusing solely on the number of people of colour working in the UK publishing industry misses bigger questions about our literary culture’s race problem.
Bernardine Evaristo, Colson Whitehead, Edna O’Brien and more Orwell Prize-shortlisted writers explain how politics informs their prose.
How driverless cars curtail our joy and autonomy to serve Silicon Valley’s voracious surveillance capitalism.
Books by black authors have topped bestseller charts in recent weeks. Next we must ask: who profits?
Exploring the legacy of the Harlem Renaissance writer, who went on to influence generations of writers, from Toni Morrison to Bernardine Evaristo.
As Phillips Sands’ The Ratline explores, Nazis' complicity in genocide didn’t stop Americans trying to recruit them.
What the fall of Rome teaches us about the twin threats of lethal disease and ecological disaster.
Many young readers consider Rowling’s statements a complete betrayal of her own books.