Not since Conrad had a novelist so completely absorbed himself in the shifting complexities of his age, or written more sharply about the dark places of the world.
The 1920s was a decade of swindles – and one con artist out-tricked them all.
This novel is set in the near future, in a Britain that has finally, absolutely broken free from the imagined shackles of the EU
Why the Victorian anxieties that underlie HG Wells’s masterpiece have never gone away.
The Scottish rapper and author on the madness of the media circuit, meeting Orwell’s son and refusing to pronounce the “t” in “latte”.
Ernaux may be a bestselling memoirist, but this is not a personal story: from occupied France to Aids, she becomes the objective, largely unseen reporter of her times.
The public is obsessed with the domestic bee, but most people don’t know how many different kinds of bee – with diverse and extraordinary capabilities – there are.
On selfies and Nabokov, Fitbit and Brexit, Scott’s book veers between the superficial and the illuminating.
It’s what makes us human – but despite the best efforts of philosophy and science, the nature of our experience of reality remains elusive.
The NS Poem: The Weight, in memoriam Danuta Danielsson
I Will Be Complete is the tale of a boy’s moral and sentimental education, with all the febrile moods and heart-stopping lurches of a Donna Tartt epic.