Eribon feels no nostalgia for working-class life and mores.
Katja Petrowskaja turns a venerable literature of commemorative, respectful wartime suffering on its head.
With his latest book, the author turns his gaze out towards the world.
Richard Beard's book is brimful of anger and guilt, fails to deliver an uplifting ending and opens with a death.
Marina Benjamin on the curious logic of modern identity politics.
It is no accident that women are writing in ever greater numbers about their mental anguish and pain.
Marina Benjamin probes the stories of the Columbine killers and the Unabomber through A Mother’s Reckoning by Sue Klebold and Every Last Tie by David Kaczynski.
Hotel by Joanna Walsh is deft and imaginative, tripping between references to Katherine Mansfield, Mae West, the Marx Brothers and Karl Marx.
Stephen Spender’s is a life well documented. Now his son has written about him.
As she prepares for her 50th birthday, the author and journalist reflects on what it means to be “middle-aged” – and on a journey she knows never ends well.