A detail from the tapestry tribute to Seamus Heaney by Czech artist Peter Sís

If there is any substitute for love, it is memory – Jos Brodsky A s you tr(...)

Dressed in a sharp grey suit and crisp white shirt, Spike Jonze does not seem properly attired for a one-man food fight. But 20 minutes after he si(...)

Far Out Isn’t Far Enough: The Tomi Ungerer Story

Children’s author, illustrator, ballad collector, creator of sadomasochistic erotica: Tomi Ungerer survived the German occupation of Alsace, was di(...)

Tomi Ungerer: ‘A big compilation of my erotic work came out recently and I was so happy for once to see at a signing there were more women than men. Why should eroticism be only about male ego?’

We shouldn’t draw too many generalisations. But it is interesting to note how many prominent children’s authors and illustrators resist any pressure t(...)