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Thursday, July 18, 2019

Revisiting the future: How I Live Now

Critically acclaimed and internationally recognised, How I Live Now, is a narrative exploration of a romantic affair that becomes a victim to circumstance in the...

Stoner: Possibly the greatest novel you’ve never heard of

Dan Einav examines the curious case of John Williams’ rediscovered classic, Stoner

Doli temeris: Remembering Seamus Heaney

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

Backlash, not revisited but still experienced

Tali Kord discusses Susan Faludi's 1991 work on feminism, Backlash

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...

Words smuggled from China to St Andrews: Liu Xiaobo at StAnza

It is a sad state of affairs when a government chooses to imprison one of its own thinkers for attempting to challenge the regime...

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...

StAnza returns

It has been 15 years since the inaugural StAnza festival was held in St Andrews.Since 1998, it has grown beyond even the most buoyant...

Why Roald Dahl still matters

“Ow, Fuck” Those were the parting words of perhaps the finest children’s author of the last century, as he received the lethal dose of morphine...

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...