The rich, varied, and absorbing life, and careers, of John Freeman

The political implications of prosecco versus a pint

A plethora of new Left-leaning French magazines show that in France the intellectuals remain socialist

A “Metaphysical” dining society sets an example for today’s academics

How did a cartoonist who regularly draws Mohammed feel on hearing about the events in Paris?

In today’s publishing world, independent authors are at a huge advantage

The Arts Council is no longer subsidising poetry publishers but giving direct grants to poets instead. The result: the death of the enriching working relationship between editor and poet

I have no doubt my new ebook, Islamophilia, would have scared any conventional publisher to death

The feud at Germany’s most respected publishing house reads like a passage from Vanity Fair written by Thomas Mann