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Sam Millward surveys the rise of the antihero as a problematic but compelling character

Rock’s best storyteller

"Darnielle's new novel confirms the status that Rolling Stone granted him; Rock's best storyteller", writes Barney Pite.

A beastly tale of life and death

Josephine Southon reflects on the animals and beasts in Grimms' fairy tales

Winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature: reflections on Kazuo Ishiguro’s...

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Self-publishing can counter literary elitism

Self-publishing is not a new phenomenon in the literary world; authors ranging from Marcel Proust to Beatrix Potter self-published books that are now integral...

Factfulness review: On the importance of truth

Dr Hans Rosling's final book reminds us of the enduring importance of truth, says Harry Lloyd

Salman Rushdie and Trump: Migration, modernity, and transformation

William Arlid Crona writes about Rushdie's latest

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Quiet, mysterious Haruki Murakami fuses local culture with global emotions, writes Lucy Enderby

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