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Thursday, September 20, 2018

A fine slice of Americanah

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie could not have chosen a more apt title for her third novel

A haven for bibliophiles

The Saint's essential guide to St Andrews' bookshops.

An interview with Ursula K. Le Guin

Hailed in 2016 as “America’s greatest living science fiction writer” by The New York Times no less, and officially declared a “living legend” by...

Doli temeris: Remembering Seamus Heaney

In the first in a three-part series, Tamar Ziff takes a look at the work of Heaney

The Critics: Adoring Venus

Adoring Venus Lorn Macintyre Self-Published The University Novel is dead. Previously boasting Nabokov and David Lodge among its many exponents, the genre, long considered moribund, now seems...

Bloomsbury and me: a month at the iconic publishing house

Each individual is a cog in an enormous machine of creativity and part of a wave of talent that has the potential to effect tremendous social and cultural change.

The Last Years of Edward Thomas

Matthew Hollis’s biography of Edward Thomas weaves literary and personal history with poetic sensitivity. Hollis will be reading at the Stanza Poetry festival on Saturday...

Man Booker Prize 2012: the candidates

The winner of the Man Booker Prize 2012 will be announced tomorrow evening. Tamar Ziff runs through the candidates for the annual literature prize. Who do you think is going to be awarded the paperback crown?

The Saint book club: October edition

With the autumn season slowly inching towards the first cold gusts of winter, curling up inside Taste on a windy afternoon with a good...

The Poetry of Thought: From Hellenism to Celan

The Poetry of Thought: From Hellenism to Celan George Steiner New Directions £15.99 ‘When he looks back, the critic sees a eunuch’s shadow. Who would be a critic...