Throughout several encounters with the late great novelist, I saw him switch between scabrous provocateur and professorial literary grandee.
Daniel Trilling’s powerful new book shows the reality of life for people trying to enter a Europe that largely doesn’t want them
Arkady explores an England wrecked not by obvious dystopian tropes, but by rent hikes, gentrification and the “decanting” of tower block residents.
At 81, and fighting a battle with stage four brain cancer, McCain says his own party is on the “wrong side” of history.
The price for being a child star is one’s childhood
Following news that the great American author has died at the age of 85, we republish an essay by New Statesman editor Jason Cowley on the writer’s 2004 novel The Plot Against America.
The Queen’s annual Christmas speech provides an opportunity to trace the evolution of a voice: hers has dropped one semitone each decade.
Problems is explicit, shocking and sure to incite conversation.
How dreams of the “Anglosphere” returned to British politics.
Trevor was the literary heir of Chekhov, Maupassant and James Joyce: and one of the great contemporary chroniclers of the human condition.
Ward’s books deepen our understanding of an iniquitous America