Sullivan and Smith have little in common, but both are creating urgent, skilful work.
A statue of the Roald Dahl character defying the president points to reasons to be hopeful even when it feels as though little stands in the way of barbaric, vainglorious power.
A party at Clive James’s house turned into a symposium between three of our greatest writers and talkers. We were happy to be the listeners.
In the 2018 New Statesman / Goldsmiths Prize lecture, Elif Shafak explains why – in a world ruled by fear and division – novelists no longer have the luxury of being apolitical.
The digital age was supposed to be democratic, but under Google, Facebook and Twitter it has become a quest for profit at any cost.
The former home secretary and the film critic are children of different generations, but their music memoirs both impress.
In 2016, just as The Essex Serpent was being published, novelist Sarah Perry was diagnosed with Graves’ disease. Now, she’s publishing her darkest novel yet.
Matilda is a reminder that the family we choose can be more valuable than the one we were born into –and that kindness is the most valuable gift of all.
The illustrator never went to art college, but has a career spanning four decades and an instantly recognisable style that’s made him globally famous.
From an epic life of Nietzsche to Lily Allen’s brutally honest memoir, the big new releases reviewed.
The prize for “fiction at its most novel” has nominated Cusk for the third time in four years, for the final volume in her acclaimed Outline trilogy.