• June 22, 2017
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Book Review

  • Elif Batuman, the journalist-author on fictional truth, fake news and setting a coming-of-age novel in the ‘end of history’ mid-1990s
  • Review: Phone by Will Self
    Jun 21, 2017 Reviewed by Duncan White
    Will Self’s brilliant new novel is an epic anti-tweet
  • Machiavelli, a princely provocateur
    Jun 21, 2017 Reviewed by Edmund Fawcett
    An account of the Florentine historian and politician traces the career of a tricky personality in a politically stormy era
  • The Democrats should keep the fight going
    Jun 14, 2017 Reviewed by Paul Krugman
    Elizabeth Warren offers a manifesto for the democratic resistance to Donald Trump
  • Keeper of the flame
    Jun 14, 2017 Reviewed by Walter 
Russell Mead
    Condoleezza Rice says the mission of American foreign policy should be democracy promotion
  • Jon McGregor, the prizewinning novelist and short story writer on capturing daily rural life and the joy of a bad review
  • The Ministry of Utmost Happiness
    Jun 14, 2017 Reviewed by Natasha Walter
    A scattershot narrative makes this long-awaited second novel unwieldy, if ultimately rewarding
  • ‘I really enjoy reading fiction’
    Jun 07, 2017 By Susanna Rustin
    Lucy Hughes-Hallett, the author of the multi-prize-winning biography of Gabriele d’Annunzio, on publishing her first novel at age 65
  • Friends forever
    Jun 07, 2017 Reviewed by Lisa See
    Two lonely kids form a lifesaving freindship in a tale from one of China’s most popular authors
  • Spoils by Brian Van Reet review
    May 31, 2017 Reviewed by Marcel Theroux
    This vivid debut from a former soldier captures the valour, horror and absurdity of conflict
  • Paula Hawkins was shocked when The Girl on the Train became a bestseller. Can lightning strike twice?
  • Cities up in arms
    May 31, 2017 Reviewed by Russell Shorto
    The lessons of three very different 18th-century revolutions
  • The President’s Gardens by Muhsin Al Ramli
    May 24, 2017 Reviewed by Robin Yassin-Kassab
    An affirmation of the importance of friendship amid oppression, this vivid epic of life in a war zone is woven from true stories
  • ‘I think all my novels are self-portraits’
    May 24, 2017 By Claire Armitstead
    Maylis de Kerangal, the French author and winner of the 2017 Wellcome prize for writing, on grief, heart surgery and surfing
  • A sympathetic view of the heir
    May 24, 2017 Reviewed by William Boyd
    In Sally Bedell Smith’s biography, Prince Charles emerges as a complex man, somewhat troubled, but sincere
  • Off the wall
    May 17, 2017 Reviewed by Sana Krasikov
    A painting stolen first by the Nazis, then by persons unknown, dominates this novel