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Ellen Peirson-Hagger is the New Statesman's culture assistant.
In her richly observed cultural history, Roberts tracks down the stories behind Siberia’s most socially significant pianos.
The Hop Along frontwoman's album is a masterful example of songwriting as a mode of enquiry.
Chris Power and Sarah Ladipo Manyika complete the panel for the £10,000 prize awarded to fiction that “breaks the mould”.
84 categories seems excessive – but the awards' ever-changing structure reflects its attempts to map the nuances of contemporary music.
After a six-year hiatus, Bombay Bicycle Club are back with the introspective Everything Else Has Gone Wrong. Jack Steadman and Jamie MacColl talk millennial anxiety, hair loss and the chip they carry on their shoulder.
Following the success of 2017's Love in the 4th Dimension, the London quartet chase maximum emotion on their new album, Walking Like We Do.
The 2019 Turner Prize winner on why he left the UK for Beirut, rising Islamophobia, and how art reveals hidden truths.
The fourteenth letter in the New Statesman’s A-Z of the decade.
The thirteenth letter in the New Statesman's A-Z of the decade.
The results of the Booker and Turner prizes reflect a climate of hesitance and reluctance to commit.