When I met the late JG Ballard for the first time, around 20 years ago in a Covent Garden restaurant, I found that he embodied everything I admired in his work.
Marina Benjamin explores the semiotics of sleep and its absence.
Most languages are littered with references to the heart as the seat of the soul and emotion. This is not entirely surprising.
Two of our greatest thinkers tackle humanity’s key questions.
Populism succeeds by separating us into “the people” and “the corrupt elite” – but its causes are deeper and more complicated than we realise.
The battle of the Times editorial pages.
Fake news, disinformation, propaganda – call it what you will – the dissemination of untruths and half-truths is part of the job of a wartime leader.
We vilify gulls for their proximity to human waste – but for self-declared “larophiles”, gulls are the ne plus ultra of the bird world.
A little more time spent on the editing, and a little less spent in marketing meetings, would have created a better book.
Kingsolver manages to make her characters simultaneously believable individuals, and embodiments of a generation.
Sex, strife and a move to the right: how the American novelist faced up to his personal life in fiction.