He is now best known for that dramatic pot-boiler, An Inspector Calls. But Priestley’s gripping novels show an instinctive understand of England and a faith in the power of literature.
Christopher Clark’s new book explores how Germany’s leaders learnt to bend the past to suit the present. Today’s politics shows that the habit dies hard.
The dystopias of Chinese science fiction are resonating in a world facing existential threats.
It is, at the very minimum, ironic that a book about slipping media standards is full of errors.
Yiyun Li’s Where Reasons End is a short, ruthlessly heartbreaking book.
The great historian’s life was defined by a tension between his status as an outsider and his eventual acceptance into the establishment.
Her novels deal with infanticide and sex addiction. So why has Emmanuel Macron chosen her to be an ambassador for French?
When companies know more about us than we know about ourselves.
A woman can eroticise sexual violence not because she wants it deep down, but as a way to make it safe for herself.
Most of us look back with a certain amount of longing. Two new graphic novels break with tradition.
As British ambassador to South Sudan from 2015 to 2017, I was there for the second disastrous collapse of the government. I hope the fragile new peace can become permanent.