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Thursday, September 19, 2019

(End of) Summer Reading

Ready Player One Ernest Cline Crown Publishing Group   The best book published this summer was unquestionably Ernest Cline’s Ready Player One. Cline has a serious fetish for...


Professor John Burnside -prize-winning novelist and poet- welcomes me to his office, a room littered with books leaving only space for two seats and...

Despite popularity, Larsson’s novel fails to impress

Sophia Latorre-Zengierski on Sweden’s summer bestseller

Queering Jesus

The topic of a recent talk hosted by the LGBT Society has been hailed as contentious. But was it contentious enough? The recent homophobic furore...

‘…And one more thing’: Clive James’s Poetry Notebook Reviewed

Tristram Fane Saunders is charmed and entertained by Clive James's chatty Lit. Crit.

‘Tall Tales and Small Fables’: The Third Miss Keane reviewed

A lot of Cleary’s debut will appeal even to readers who do not usually delve into poetry.

Academic discussions of Harry Potter and daily fancy dress

During Dragon Con, moving as part of this massive sea of people taking over the city, you feel an overwhelming sense of unity

Beyond Milk Wood – The best radio dramas

Radio Times critic and wireless geek Tristram Fane Saunders guides you through 70 years of radio drama.

Hamming it up: Reem Rice Pudding

Winter is ending, I think. But there are still some days, like today, when it’s so grey, and wet, and clammy outside, that I...

The winners of The Saint’s poetry competition

Michael Grieve and Alexandra Julienne receive 1st and 2nd place in The Saint's first annual poetry competition