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Tom Gatti is Deputy Editor of the New Statesman. He previously edited the Saturday Review section of the Times, and can be found on Twitter as @tom_gatti.
The literary highlights of the coming year span everything from big-picture investigations into the pandemic to moving personal memoirs.
Including Gary Younge on systemic racism, Timothy Snyder on the US’s “politics of pain” and our special issue on how the UK failed over Covid-19.
From the planet’s last days to Thomas Cromwell’s: a 2020 reading list.
Over the past five years, as James defied his bleak prognosis, he published some of his finest poems in the NS.
The Booker Prize winner speaks to the New Statesman about her career and the state of modern fiction, three days after she became the first black woman to win the prize.
There was no shortage of empathy and well-meaning advice when a tweet about a toddler meltdown went viral.
A planet in crisis, Orwell’s legacy and the art of doing nothing – plus new fiction by Margaret Atwood, Zadie Smith and John Le Carré.
The 2018 Man Booker Prize winner talks to Tom Gatti about living on benefits and using food banks, the psychology of stalking and the trauma of growing up in Northern Ireland during the Troubles.
A party at Clive James’s house turned into a symposium between three of our greatest writers and talkers. We were happy to be the listeners.
The prize for “fiction at its most novel” has nominated Cusk for the third time in four years, for the final volume in her acclaimed Outline trilogy.