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Jonathan Coe's most recent novel is Mr Wilder and Me (Penguin)
A flop on its release 70 years ago, the film is a magnificent takedown of the shameless voyeurism that fuels tabloid news
The irony is, I didn’t even like Mike Oldfield. Or rather, I did, but I wasn’t prepared to admit it.
It was another stage in the creation of a compelling, insidious narrative: that something was rotten at the heart of England.
Jonathan Coe on a love affair with minimalism.
As a talented improvising guitarist Miller stood out in an unusual scene, but he was even more distinguished as a composer.
The impact of the piece, on me and on everyone else in the hall that night, was overwhelming.
The collected letters of O’Brien shed a new light on the man behind the dazzling satirical novels.
Two new films explore the mystery of the businessman and sailor who disappeared during the 1969 Golden Globe race. But is his story essentially unfilmable?
From the Long Players series: writers on their most cherished albums.