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The poet and former Young People’s Laureate for London discusses police racism, growing up on the North Peckham estate, and working against poetry’s “elitist” expectations.
How football's auteur transformed the English game.
As Margaret Thatcher’s political revolution unfolded, a group of style-obsessed misfits brightened troubled times.
How the American novelist ceased to find meaning in the world's white noise.
O’Hagan’s Mayflies, Bunting’s Labours of Love, wa Thiong’o’s The Perfect Nine and Giles Tremlett’s The International Brigades.
The Secret Garden has enchanted readers for more than a century. But few pay attention to the remarkabe life of its author.
In breaking the link between politics and objective truth, the United States seeks to fashion a new world – but it is one built on shifting sands.
Lee is known for her landmark biographies of writers such as Virginia Woolf and Edith Wharton. Now, she has taken on her first living subject: Tom Stoppard.
Cooper Clarke’s I Wanna Be Yours, Martin and Quick’s Unions Renewed, Krauss’s To Be a Man, and In the Kitchen: Essays on Food and Life.
Why Firestone’s groundbreaking manifesto The Dialectic of Sex, first published in 1970, still feels radical today.
In her new collection Mantel Pieces, Hilary Mantel’s critical voice is superior, unkind – and deeply enjoyable.