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Thursday, November 15, 2018

Far From The Madding Crowd: a fan’s heartfelt recommendation

It leaves the reader saddened at the prospect of returning to reality after exploring the rolling hills of Wessex

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...

A fine slice of Americanah

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

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...

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...

An interview with Vijay Mehta

The Saint talks to the author about his new book, and his views on the situation in Syria

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...

Yann Martel visits St Andrews

A literary giant visits our town

An interview with Bernard Cornwell

Most famous for his 24 novels about the Napoleonic War-era rifleman Richard Sharpe, Bernard Cornwell is perhaps the world’s best-known historical novelist today. Fantastically...

St Andrews Scandal and The Birth of Photography

The Beginning and The End Of The World Robert Crawford Birlinn Limited £16.99   It was enchanting and surreal, an amalgamation of art and science in a visual medium...