Daisy Dunn

Daisy Dunn

‘Every holiday of my childhood was spent either looking at art or making it. I remain helpless to resist the pull of the landscape on one side and lure of galleries on the other’

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