Julian Barnes

Through the Window

In these seventeen essays (and one short story) the 2011 Man Booker Prize winner examines British, French […]

Salman Rushdie

Joseph and Anton

On 14 February 1989, Valentine’s Day, Salman Rushdie was telephoned by a BBC journalist and told that […]

D.T. Max

Every Love Story Is a Ghost Story – A Life of David Foster Wallace

The first biography of the most influential writer of his generation, David Foster Wallace David Foster Wallace […]

Iain Sinclair

Hackney, That Rose-Red Empire

Hackney, That Rose-Red Empire is Iain Sinclair’s personal record of the area of north-east London where he […]

Greil Marcus and Werner Sollors (ed.)

A New Literary History of America

America is a nation making itself up as it goes along—a story of discovery and invention unfolding […]

John Szwed

Alan Lomax – The Man Who Recorded the World

The remarkable life and times of the man who popularized American folk music and created the science […]

Blaine Harden

Escape From Camp 14

Introducing the incredible story of Shin Dong-hyuk – the only person born in a North Korean gulag […]

Tim Weiner

Enemies – A History of the FBI

Enemies is the first definitive history of the FBI’s secret intelligence operations, from an author whose work […]

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. […]