• July 21, 2017
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Book Review

  • A useful guide for designers
    Jul 20, 2017 Reviewed by Miguel GomezDesign Director
    Mourad Boutros’s Arabic for Designers is an excellent resource for anyone interested in the history of Arabic calligraphy and typography
  • Roxane Gay: I love writing fiction
    Jul 19, 2017 By Lindy West
    Her memoir Hunger has sparked furious debate on fat activism. The author, professor and ‘bad feminist’ talks about her experience
  • Keeping up with New Delhi’s 1 per cent
    Jul 19, 2017 Reviewed by Jennifer Senior
    Never underestimate the neuroses of the extremely wealthy. Their nerves are attached to jumper cables
  • A maestro with passion and principles
    Jul 19, 2017 Reviewed by Robert Gottlieb
    Arturo Toscanini’s fame and authority were so great, nothing could get between him and his adoring public
  • Jane Austen wasn’t shy
    Jul 19, 2017 By Devoney Looser
    The English novelist was proud of her books. So why do we keep insisting otherwise?
  • McCormack: On my fifth book I’m a debutante
    Jul 13, 2017 By Justine Jordan
    Cult Irish writer is back with a prize-winning novel, Solar Bones, after a decade in the doldrums
  • Bound by war
    Jul 13, 2017 Reviewed by Roxana Robinson
    In this novel, three generations of two families find themselves linked by pain and loss
  • Trust and trauma
    Jul 05, 2017 Reviewed by Emma Larkin
    Charmaine Craig draws on family history in her novel about modern Myanmar’s power struggles
  • John Grisham, whose yearly delivery of a legal thriller is as reliable as the sunrise, has written a little something extra on the sly: a beach book
  • When terror strikes a reporter's family
    Jul 05, 2017 By Souad Mekhennet
    An excerpt from “I Was Told to Come Alone: My Journey Behind the Lines of Jihad,” published last month
  • The universal designs of Islam
    Jun 28, 2017 By Syed Hamad AliSpecial to Weekend Review
    Eric Broug, who conducts workshops on geometric patterns of Islamic art, reveals how he got interested in the art form
  • Instruments of memory
    Jun 28, 2017 Reviewed by Gaiutra Bahadur
    A refugee returns to a Cambodia achingly familiar and brutally changed
  • How mainstream politics lost its way
    Jun 28, 2017 Reviewed by John Kampfner
    Steve Richards’s insightful new book charts the rise of the political mavericks who are forcing us to rethink what had become unthinkable
  • October by China Miéville review
    Jun 28, 2017 Reviewed by Jonathan Steele
    China Miéville returns to the dazzling reality of the events of 1917 and sees nothing inevitable about their eventual degradation
  • 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