Archeological volunteer Rithie Jones at the cairn on the top of Turlough Hill. Photograph: Eamon Ward

When a prehistoric people built a large settlement in the Burren up to 3,000 years ago, why did they choose a mountain-top with no running water? Wa(...)

At a mere 183 pages South Korea’s Han Kang’s superb and disturbing novel in three acts, ‘The Vegetarian’, towers over the Man Booker International Prize long list.

Equal measures of interest and caution will greet the announcement of a 13-strong, if uneven, long list which marks the inaugural combining of two imp(...)

In a word

Celsius. Or, should that be celsius? Centigrade, even? Or centigrade? It seems proper we should consider such words at this time of year when our Cels(...)

Tommie Gorman on assignment in Mauritius last year. Photograph: Paul Faith, Press Association

Twenty years ago next January, out of the blue, I was diagnosed with cancer. It hasn’t gone away – a dodgy liver remains home to over 20 secondary tum(...)