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Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Best of 2013: top 5 books

Literature editor Samantha Marcus looks back on her favourite reads of the year

Deconstructing Seamus Heaney: The Early Purges

Tamar Ziff continues to examine the work of the late poet Seamus Heaney

The Shock of the Fall proves to be a successful first...

An exploration of the indeterminancy of reality

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...

The literary origins of Cinderella

Cinderella's long history before entering the cinema

Pop-science tackles pill popping

Bad Pharma By Ben Goldacre 448 pages Fourth Estate “Medicine is broken” Before I assess the many merits of this book which make it worth reading, it has to...

A window into Cypriot literature

If you fancy a new read, how about trying Cypriot literature?

A fine slice of Americanah

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

A mingling of cultures

Contemporary Palestinian poetry in St Andrews

A conversation with Anthony Horowitz

"I always say there’s only one difference between an unsuccessful writer and a successful writer, and it’s that the unsuccessful writer stops."