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On Reading Lists

Reading lists are springboards, not prescriptions

The Booker Prize: a sure-fire selection or a shot in the...

Chance, market concerns, and bias make the intrinsic superiority of winners doubtful

Café circuit: Cafe W

Cafe W is the best place to work over a coffee

Childhood’s Clarity in ‘The Ocean at the End of the Lane’

The Ocean at the End of the Lane opens with an epigraph from Maurice Sendak, “I remember my own childhood vividly… I knew terrible things. But I knew I mustn’t let adults know I knew. It would scare them.”

Reversed: A Memoir

'One of the striking points the memoir illustrates is the level of abuse children with learning disabilities face, from teachers and others' says Kurien Parel

Patriotism and Chilean Poetry

Bridget McNulty discusses Hugh Ortega's debut collection and Chilean identity

I was overcome with a sense of familiarity, intermingled with strangeness

Beth James reflects on the forgotten female modernist poet, Hope Mirrlees

Daemon Voices Lecture Review – Two generations share the same world...

Pullman and Rundell make for an oddly cohesive pair at their talk in Blackwells.

García Marquez makes magical realism realistic

Barney Pite unpacks the "tragic, brutal and cruel" world of Márquez's News of a Kidnapping

Remembering Wallace: Biography and Memory

'The End of the Tour' is a powerful biopic, but by all accounts it gets David Foster Wallace wrong. Does that matter?