Too often the writing descends on a good idea like a dense fog.
O’Brien’s career revived in the last years of his life, and even this magazine can congratulate itself on having played a small part in this.
Alex Kerr’s book isn’t as much an introduction to Kyoto as it is an initiation.
The former New York Times reviewer’s study of truth reveals how she’s been driven to outrage by the erosion of cultural and critical values.
The author writes knowledgeably and approachably about music and sympathetically about his cast of characters
This academic study of idleness is very deep, way deep, so deep in fact as to be virtually unreadable.
A new book argues that Trump could destroy the Republican Party.
There never really was a moment when the Russian royal family might plausibly have been rescued.
Andrew’s story is full of intriguing facts and pleasing anecdotes. But he does not quite engage with the broader questions he himself raises.
Religion remains at the heart of Beijing’s determination to subdue and transform Tibet.
Richard Munson’s ‘Tesla: Inventor of the Modern’ emphasises the duality of his subject.
Dear 2016 WriteNow mentees, Thanks so much for your open letter to me. It seems only good manners for me…
The second novel from Iraq War veteran Kevin Powers contains lots of gore, and the sort of casual violence that can be just as disturbing.
By the end of the book, you will feel as though you have read quite a bit of Javier Cercas’ fiction.
Tessa Fontaine was convinced that her sick mother wouldn’t survive a trip to Italy with her stepfather. So she ran away to the circus.
Conrad Black explains how the President consistently and hilariously outplays his enemies, provoking and then exploiting the friction between him and them to raise himself to ever greater heights.
Leslie Jamison is aware of the problem. And one tries hard not to prefer her chapters on disaster to those that treat repair
Zora Neale Hurston’s Barracoon, written in the 1930s, appears now in book form for the first time. It has been well worth the wait
Should the arts reflect the demographic make-up of their society, and be subject to quotas and affirmative action, in the…
This new collection of John Edgar Wideman’s short stories comes across the pond as one of four handsomely packaged volumes…
In the 13th century, having overrun and terrorised Europe as far as Budapest, and in the process possibly bringing with…
I’d been suffering under the misguided illusion that the purpose of mainstream publishers like Penguin Random House was to sell…
Over the past decade Lauren Groff has written three novels; she now returns to the short story form in this,…
The Tibetan artist and poet Gendun Chopel was born in 1903. He was identified as an incarnate lama, and ordained…