“The only thing worse than living in the mausoleum of a dead writer is living with a bunch of living ones”
The Nobel laureate for literature Svetlana Alexievich gives voice to the voiceless
When it comes the the novel, big isn’t always beautiful
The letters of the great writer reveal affairs with both sexes but also an intense intellectual and spiritual life
One of the greatest writers of short stories is finally getting his English-language dues
The internet bookselling market appears to be based on nothing more than whim
The wine region in the 18th century was a cornucopia of delights but still recognisable as the Burgundy of today
What do we really want from our security services?
Etgar Keret’s memoir The Seven Good Years is mellow but full of deadpan humour about life’s absurdities
Why doesn’t the fabled Italian wine praised by Petrarch pass muster today?