Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah: a  remarkable new voice on issues of race in America

An epigraph from Kendrick Lamar, virtual reality games for racists, genetically engineered children and a world where a white man can take a chainsaw (...)

Warm, the new solo album from Wilco singer and guitarist Jeff Tweedy, explores how we should try to live, while acknowledging that death will happen t(...)

 Anna Burns holds her book ‘Milkman’ during a photocall at the Royal Festival Hall in London for the 2018 Man Booker Prize. Photograph: Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP/Getty Images

Despite having been shortlisted for what was then the prestigious Orange Prize for women’s fiction in 2002 for her debut, No Bones, Anna Burns is a re(...)

The 2014 Man Booker prize ceremony at London’s Guildhall. Photograph: Getty Images

An overwhelming majority of authors in the Folio Academy, which includes Irish writers John Banville, Colm Tóibín, and Belinda McKeown, along with Mar(...)

A retelling of King Lear set in a corrupt, contemporary India. A young Finnish girl’s bleakly funny immigrant childhood. A Trinity graduate’s languid (...)

Six of the best?: The Man Booker prize 2017 shortlisted books. Photograph: Jeff Spicer/Getty Images

Think of that old showbiz adage, “leave ‘em laughing” and then consider this year’s Man Booker prize shortlist, which suggests a hint of “how about le(...)

 Fiona Mozley’s book ‘Elmet’ has  made this year’s  Booker longlist.

What kind of novel makes a Booker longlist? Literary fiction is the bar, an increasingly wide bracket that can range from accessible to experimental. (...)

Paula Cocozza: observes what she calls “social brokenness” – “We live our lives removed from the people next door, from the people we sit next to at work.”

It’s a gloriously sunny morning and I’m chatting to Paula Cocozza when she suddenly gets distracted. “Oh, a jay just flew by my window,” she exclaims.(...)

Miriam Toews: spent 18 years in a small, Mennonite town in the middle of the Canadian prairies

Miriam Toews is a Canadian writer. She won the Governor General’s Award for Fiction for her novel, A Complicated Kindness, and the Rogers Writers’ Tru(...)

Night falls in Berlin. Look upwards from Alexanderplatz Station towards the Fernsehturm – around which Prussian mists gather ominously – and you could(...)

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