“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?