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Thursday, February 20, 2020

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...

Summer reads: The Beautiful and the Damned

F Scott Fitzgerald’s sophomore novel The Beautiful and Damned is often overlooked in discussions of the writer’s illustrious career and literary heritage, especially when considering...

Posthumous Publications of Private Works: Literary Gems or an Invasion of...

Posthumous publications, works by artists which are published after their death, have become commonplace in society. In the music industry this concept is growing...

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...

Nordic noir: The best of Icelandic fiction

Nordic Noir may not have the all-pervasive influence over British readers and TV viewers it did a couple of years ago, but it is...

Kazuo Ishiguro returns

His new novel is to be published this March.

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...

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

My Dear, I Wanted to Tell You: Review

Set amidst the desperation of the First World War, this is probably is one of the most captivating stories of war I have read since Faulks’ Birdsong.