Don De Lillo

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Bin charges: almost all Ireland’s waste is collected by private companies. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

There is a recurring story in Don DeLillo’s masterful novel Underworld about a ship carrying toxic waste. This “ghost ship” sails the world in its des(...)

Marlon James: has become the first Jamaican writer to carry off the award – with   his third work. Photograph: PA

There is nothing brief about this year’s winner of the Man Booker Prize for Fiction; nor is there the death count anywhere as low as the title suggest(...)

Photograph: John Giles/PA Wire

It is not easy being a dentist, day after day dealing with terrified patients, some of whom are desperate for help, others who dispute the numbers of (...)