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Thursday, September 19, 2019

Best of 2013: top 5 books

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

The Last Years of Edward Thomas

Matthew Hollis’s biography of Edward Thomas weaves literary and personal history with poetic sensitivity. Hollis will be reading at the Stanza Poetry festival on Saturday...

The future of short-form literature?

A new subscription-based service is aiming to do for writing what Spotify has done for music

The Economics of Killing review

The Economics of Killing, by Vijay Mehta, promises to bridge the gap of understanding between the theoretical worlds of finance and economics, and the...

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 Weather Report

The Cloud Corporation Timothy Donnelly Picador £9.99 Poetry; Business; Corporations; The bible; Noah: these are, I kid you not, the keywords that will lead you to Timothy Donnelly...

New interiors for Zadie Smith

NW, by Zadie Smith 304 pages Hamish Hamilton NW, by Zadie Smith, had the luxury of a guaranteed readership. Previous novels by Smith, White Teeth, The Autograph...