Robin Robertson has won this year’s Goldsmiths Prize, in association with the New Statesman, for his verse novel The Long Take. The chair of judges, Adam Mars-Jones, praises a powerful elegy of postwar America.
Plus: The Coen Brothers’ The Ballad of Buster Scruggs.
Plus: Running Wild with Bear Grylls.
After four dogged and varied years of programming BBC Radio’s First World War commemorative contributions came to an end this week.
The author and essayist on London in the 1890s, Beatles trivia, and James Bond.
A Tesco spokesman tells me the company hasn’t sold them for “many, many years”.
When millennial women opened Instagram they were met with “feminist” influencers posting from the show, describing how “empowered” they felt.
Your weekly dose of gossip from around Westminster.
Only the top 5 per cent will pay more. The left has the chance to build a majoritarian base for a radical programme.
Just a relatable bloke, eating relatable things.
Rachel Cusk on political writing, the problems of female experience, and her Goldsmiths Prize-shortlisted novel Kudos.