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When Hashi Mohamed arrived in the UK at nine years old, he was an unaccompanied minor who couldn’t speak any English. By 18, he was homeless. So how did he turn it around?
In San Francisco, devotees of the US philosopher and author assembled to revere her doctrine of selfishness. But if we expand the notion of “the self”, could Rand’s ideas yet be harnessed for progressive ends?
The novelist on grief, politics and the dumbing-down of fiction.
The neglected postwar fiction of Alexander Baron.
In Hensher’s latest, wide-ranging novel, discipline has disappeared and vice reigns.
Tracing the contours of Balkan lakes by boat, foot and car, this book tells the lyrical stories of the shores’ inhabitants.
Genetics does not recognise race as a biologically meaningful concept, but that doesn’t stop racists invoking its findings.
Remembering the novelist, one year after her death.
Ferris’s Short Life in a Strange World, Reid’s Such a Fun Age and Saskia Hamilton’s edit of The Dolphin Letters, 1970-1979.
Offill’s third novel zooms from the micro to the macro, taking the form of musings, jokes, trivia, confessions, facts, tick-box surveys, Q&As and snatches of memory.
A vivid and disturbing memoir sheds light on our cultural anxiety about sleep.