Francesca Segal

Long Live the Novella

Two recently translated European novellas, by Sophie Divry and Brigit Vanderbeke, are wonderful examples of this short literary form

Kilburn Confidential

After a seven-year hiatus, Zadie Smith returns with her fourth novel, NW. It is in turn vivid, angry and surprising

Don’t Worry, Be Happy

You want it, you deserve it! That's the misleading message of a thousand self-help guides to instant bliss

Underrated: Abroad

The ravenous longing for the infinite possibilities of “otherwhere”

The king of cakes

"Yuletide revels were designed to see you through the dark days — and how dark they seem today"
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