Daisy Dunn

Daisy Dunn

If there is an art to writing after three courses and wine, I never mastered it. But now that the long, boozy lunch is endangered, I’m having serious second thoughts

‘If Pliny the Elder were alive today he’d be fronting Frack Off’

“We do so love a literary rejection, provided it isn’t our own, of course.”

Miniature paintings suit the modern world — we live in a miniaturised world

“Every time I read of a new algorithm for producing a hit pop song, or software for writing a Man Booker-worthy novel, I know I’m in for a disappointment”

Classical scholarship for love, not money, leads to some liberating interpretations

The magnificent palazzo where Disraeli’s Young England group used to gather is long gone, but its grounds have now been restored

Talking about maths on aesthetic terms might make it more appealing to reluctant teens

The posthumous publication of Aeneid VI is a katabasis for Heaney’s father

Cocteau’s poetic protégé was a louche literary wunderkind the world lost too soon