John Hersey

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The actual stand-off in ‘Detroit’ is a virtuoso piece of filmmaking, and a harrowing, unbearable art-horror set-piece

The 1967 Detroit riot began when police raided an unlicensed club during a celebration for returning black veterans, and ended four days later, with 4(...)

Judith Jones: as a young editorial assistant at Doubleday in Paris she rescued The Diary of Anne Frank from a pile of rejects and persuaded her superiors to publish it in the United States.

Judith Jones, the editor who discovered Julia Child and advanced a generation of culinary writers that revolutionised cooking and tastes in American h(...)

Danny McGovern:  the film archive he  brought back from Japan would be quietly suppressed for decades

In my home town of Carrrickmacross, there used to be a hardware store called Daly’s. It was beside the Garda station, formerly the RIC barracks. And i(...)

 Conor Brady on writing The Guarding of Ireland – the Garda Síochána and the Irish State 1960 – 2014: “A big task to research everything that happened over half a century with very few papers available”. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / THE IRISH TIMES

What was the first book to make an impression on you? Cannery Row by John Steinbeck. A disturbingly subversive book for an adolescent schoolboy(...)