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Tuesday, June 18, 2019

I Am Malala review

Seeking inspiration for the New Year? I Am Malala is a good place to start.

My Dear, I Wanted to Tell You: Review

Set amidst the desperation of the First World War, this is probably is one of the most captivating stories of war I have read since Faulks’ Birdsong.

The Critics: The Bees

The Bees Carol Ann Duffy Picador I won’t be ashamed about my admiration for this book. It’s an unfamiliar and precious indulgence to review something I genuinely...

‘Posh-Bingo’: The Man-Bookers

The Sense of an Ending Julian Barnes Jonathan Cape £12.99 (Man Booker Prize, 2011) Nemesis Philip Roth Vintage £8.99 (Man Booker International Prize, 2011) We want people to buy and read these...

The Critics: Damned

Damned Chuck Palahniuk Picador £9.99 Chuck Palahniuk is not America’s best writer, but he is America’s most dependable writer. Every year, like a clockwork orgasm, he ejaculates a...

The Cursed Child was the reader all along

Natasha Franks reviews the recently released script of Harry Potter and The Cursed Child.

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...

J’Accuse: Emile Zola and the Dreyfus Affair

Why, when questioned by his colleagues at Vanity Fair, did the acerbic and brilliant writer Christopher Hitchens choose Emile Zola - the largely forgotten...

A supposedly fun man I’ll never meet

Had he not taken his own life four and half years ago, David Foster Wallace would have celebrated his 51st birthday at the end...

The literary origins of Cinderella

Cinderella's long history before entering the cinema