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Writers In Residence
"The only thing worse than living in the mausoleum of a dead writer is living with a bunch of living ones"
Voice Of Dystopia
The Nobel laureate for literature Svetlana Alexievich gives voice to the voiceless
Not Short, Not Sweet
When it comes the the novel, big isn't always beautiful
Iris Murdoch, The Virtuoso Of Virtue
The letters of the great writer reveal affairs with both sexes but also an intense intellectual and spiritual life
Found In Translation
One of the greatest writers of short stories is finally getting his English-language dues
Bibliophiles Beware: Online Prices Are A Lottery
The internet bookselling market appears to be based on nothing more than whim
The Discreet Charm Of Burgundy
The wine region in the 18th century was a cornucopia of delights but still recognisable as the Burgundy of today
Their Man In London
What do we really want from our security services?
Clovis Meath Baker
Israel’s Impish Ice-Breaker
Etgar Keret's memoir
The Seven Good Years
is mellow but full of deadpan humour about life's absurdities
Legends of the Cinque Terre
Why doesn't the fabled Italian wine praised by Petrarch pass muster today?
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"
A tripod in the sky
The view from above