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Erica Wagner is New Statesman contributing writer. A former literary editor of the Times, she has twice judged the Man Booker Prize. Her most recent book is Chief Engineer: The Man Who Built the Brooklyn Bridge.
A doctor's odyssey is a reminder of the trials and wonders of solitude.
A new exhibition at the British Museum reveals the power – and the precariousness – of the Arctic.
A new study of the destruction of knowledge explores how societies depend on fragile archives.
The novel begins in 1967, in the clubs of London's psychedelic music scene, as the band find their groove amid the cultural revolution of the 1960s.
Paris was first published one hundred years ago by Leonard and Virginia Woolf’s Hogarth Press – two years before TS Eliot’s The Waste Land and James Joyce’s Ulysses.
A new poem from Erica Wagner.
The award-winning artist on race, humour and art in a time of crisis.
Are women drawn to imagining other lives because their own are still so constrained?
What appears the most simple, the work of Lydia Davis tells us, is the most profound.
Pullman’s political and social worlds echo ours in the thrilling second volume of The Book of Dust.