Julie Coleman

The Life of Slang

This book traces the development of English slang from the earliest records to the latest tweet. It […]

Siri Hustvedt

Living, Thinking, Looking

From the internationally bestselling author of What I Loved and The Summer Without Men, a dazzling collection […]

Simon Reynolds

Retromania

We live in a pop age gone loco for retro and crazy for commemoration. Band reformations and […]

Susan Sontag

As Consciousness is Harnessed to Flesh

Part two of Susan Sontag’s journals This, the second of three volumes of Susan Sontag’s journals and […]

Guest review
Jeannette Walls

The Glass Castle

Although at times hard to believe, this is the story of Jeannette Walls’s childhood. Together with her […]

Jonathan Franzen

Farther Away

In Farther Away, which gathers together essays and speeches written mostly in the past five years, Franzen returns with […]

Updike, John

Higher Gossip

‘Gossip of a higher sort’ was how the incomparable John Updike described the art of the review. […]