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As a row blazes over what the bestselling author would have thought about trans rights, his biographer reflects on the rich and diverse politics of the Discworld and Pratchett’s own nuanced views.
In her third book, the novelist interrogates the meaning of refuge in the modern world.
(M)otherhood by Agarwal, The Road to the City by Ginzburg, translated by Frances Frenaye, Among the Mosques by Husain and A Stinging Delight: A Memoir by Storey.
My Autobiography of Carson McCullers by Shapland, The Passenger by Boschwitz, A Vertical Art: Oxford Lectures by Armitage and Lean Fall Stand by McGregor.
In the final instalment in her of “living autobiography” trilogy, Levy asks: how does a woman construct a life after losing the scaffold of the traditional family home?
The book is also a melancholy portrayal of male solitude and community.
Beyond by Walker, Simple Passion by Ernaux, translated by Tanya Leslie, The Secret Life of Dorothy Soames by Cowan and Of Women and Salt by Garcia.
The Wild Track by Reynolds, The God Equation by Kaku, The Manningtree Witches by Blakemore and Why Rebel by Griffiths.
Our writers review My Phantoms by Riley, The Committed by Nguyen, The Musical Human by Spitzer and Identity, Ignorance, Innovation by d’Ancona.
Alexandria falls into the now well-established genre of “cli-fi” novels: dystopias that engage directly with the hell we are calling upon ourselves as temperatures rise and ice melts.
The Assault on Truth by Oborne, Aftershocks by Owusu, Mouthpieces by McBride, and Bolt from the Blue by Cooper.