Marina Gerner

Further Adventures

The story of the manuscript of Alice In Wonderland

The Story Of The Short Story

A new anthology highlights the shortfalls of contemporary outlets for short fiction

Found In Translation

One of the greatest writers of short stories is finally getting his English-language dues

Israel’s Impish Ice-Breaker

Etgar Keret's memoir The Seven Good Years is mellow but full of deadpan humour about life's absurdities

Underrated: Jackie Mason

The veteran of American comedy doesn't care who he offends

Wired But Not Secured

The uses and abuses of technology

The Medium Isn’t Always the Message

Social media will not set us free — but neither will they enslave us. New means of communication depend on people using them responsibly

Beards Need Not Apply

The overlooked female contemporaries of Aristotle and Cicero

Phoney Freedom

Do smartphones rob us of our freedom, as Edgar Degas thought? Isaiah Berlin would argue otherwise

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"