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Leo Robson is the lead fiction reviewer for the New Statesman.
With his millionaire playboy, F Scott Fitzgerald inadvertently created a cult. But in the age of Trump, it’s clear Gatsby was always the book’s true villain.
The debut novelist on his criminal past, generational trauma, and how falling in love changed him.
The latest novels by Graham Swift and Daniel Kehlmann take the conceit of literature as "rough magic" about as far as it will go.
Too Much and Never Enough is an account of the desolate childhood that “created the world’s most dangerous man”.
The American novelist Anne Tyler on writing ordinary men, researching on YouTube, and what’s wrong with her first three novels.
For writers from Daniel Defoe to Susan Sontag, plagues offer a window on to a rapidly changing world.
A distinguished Oxford academic and newspaper critic, Carey has been a cultural influencer for 50 years. He is a high-establishment insider – and yet has never forgotten the social slights he experienced as a young man.
MacInnes’s intriguing second novel deserves to cement his reputation as a bold and curious writer.
Enright’s new novel about the daughter of an actress finds itself in a biographical straitjacket.
In Hensher’s latest, wide-ranging novel, discipline has disappeared and vice reigns.