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Anna Leszkiewicz is culture editor of the New Statesman.
Lucy Ellmann has been awarded this year’s Goldsmiths Prize, in association with the New Statesman, for her 1,000-page novel Ducks, Newburyport. Judge Anna Leszkiewicz explains why it won
Mark Haddon on his Goldsmiths-shortlisted novel The Porpoise, the beauty of Ordnance Survey maps, and why Shakespeare’s Pericles is “a pretty dreadful play”.
Lucy Ellmann on her Goldsmiths Prize-winning novel Ducks, Newburyport, the female experience and scaring “the shit out of” her readers.
Deborah Levy on her Goldsmiths Prize-shortlisted novel The Man Who Saw Everything, freedom of movement and the Beatles.
In her new show Stage Fright, Slate mines both her irresistible stage presence and her willingness to be open with strangers.
Actors Jenna Fischer and Angela Kinsey are watching every episode of The Office (US) for the first time since performing in it.
We are gathered here today for the funeral of the word “empowering”, which finally passed into complete and utter meaninglessness on primetime television last night.
The programme matches prospective owners with dogs in need of a loving home – and hits all the same beats as First Dates.
Smith’s playful short stories reference #MeToo and Brexit but are at their best when they delve beyond the anxieties of modern life.
“I wasn’t known as just one of the singers in Little Mix,” she tells us. “I was known as the fat, ugly one.”