Graham Greene

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All Quiet on the Western Front: from the film of the novel by Erich Maria Remarque. Photograph: Ullstein Bild via Getty

For some years after the end of the first World War, the memoirs of generals and statesmen dominated publication about it – none more prominently than(...)

Anthony Quinn as Quasimodo in the 1957 film adaptation of Victor Hugo’s The Hunchback of Notre Dame. Photograph: John Springer Collection/Corbis via Getty Images

Since Chaucer there has been a long and rich tradition of writers creating imaginary religious buildings, cathedrals and churches in their novels. Som(...)

Garech Browne and Anthony Palliser at Luggala, Co Wicklow.

The first time I visited Anthony Palliser’s Paris home, back in 2007, I found the poets Derek Mahon and John Montague in the Anglo-Belgian painter’s s(...)

Christine Mangan’s debut novel was the subject of a bidding war in the US, where Harper Collins bought it for a reported $1.1 million

With its Hitchcockian cover and an atmospheric prologue that imagines a man’s bird-pecked body recovered from the sea, Tangerine lures the reader into(...)

Local resident Malcolm Cooney on Ashleam Beach on Achill island which has returned after 12 years. Photograph: Sean Molloy

When Atlantic forces returned a sandy beach – which had vanished over 30 years before – to Achill, the Co Mayo island’s tourist office could not belie(...)

Jeremy Renner and Gil Birmingham in Wind River

Taylor Sheridan’s script credits include last year’s hit neo-western Hell and High Water. Squint through the snowscapes by director of photography Ben(...)

Kurt Palm: has directed only full-length film version of a Flann O’Brien novel

There’s an irony in the fact that the only full-length film version of a Flann O’Brien novel made to date is in German, because the Germans were also (...)

Stepping out into the hot Hanoi night, I feel a wave of excitement. It could be a combination of things: the exotic mingling smells of jasmine and fis(...)

A woman and her dog enjoy the restored beach at Dooagh on Achill Island. Photograph: Sean Molloy

British novelist Graham Greene walked it and actress Angela Lansbury played on Achill’s Dooagh beach in Co Mayo before the Atlantic stole it away more(...)

David Hockney with his redesigned masthead for a one-off edition of the Sun newspaper. The artist gave qualified approval for Brexit: “The power has spread to the people because that’s what the iPhone has done.” Photograph: Arthur Edwards/The Sun/PA Wire

A giant David Hockney retrospective, which opened at Tate Britain on Thursday, is the fastest-selling exhibition in the gallery’s history, with 20,000(...)

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