Founded in 1967, the pioneering Enitharmon Press established a new poetry world.
Invented in Britain, perfected in America and super-sized by the Soviet Union and China, the factory has shaped modern history.
Roddy Doyle, in an admiring blurb, calls Donal Ryan’s fifth book a novel, but it might be described equally as a collection of long, linked stories.
The price of a humanity that actually grows and changes is death.
The Devils’ Dance is an intricate mixture of fact and fiction about the imprisonment and death of Uzbekistan’s greatest writer, Abdulla Qodiriy.
The story behind the movie that defines the movies is one of immigrants, timing and a “son of a bitch” director.
Marghanita Laski’s razor-sharp satire offered a vision of a brutal Tory government.
Daniel Kalder investigates why dictators have aspired to be, as Stalin put it, “engineers of souls”, and – in pursuit of that object – have written some very long and very tedious books.
“What countryside?” a friend of Cocker’s pointedly asks.
The womb is a battlefield. Never underestimate the amount of sadism pregnant women can evoke, warns Rose.
A broadcaster, politician, author and poet, Magee once occupied many prominent roles. Now, in old age, he lives in one room in a nursing hospital – yet his mind still roams restlessly free.