• July 17, 2018
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Books

  • ‘It’s the book that gave me freedom’
    Jul 11, 2018 By Aida Edemariam
    As The English Patient wins the Golden Booker prize, the author reveals why he could never have been a writer if he’d stayed in Britain
  • An excellent critique of Facebook
    Jul 11, 2018 Reviewed by John Naughton
    Siva Vaidhyanathan underlines the threat posed by the social media giant and suggests how it can be tamed
  • New Dark Age by James Bridle review
    Jul 11, 2018 Reviewed by Will Self
    The consequences of the technological revolution may be even more frightening than we thought
  • The Kites by Romain Gary review
    Jul 11, 2018 Reviewed by Kate Kellaway
    The first English translation of the author’s work, a romance set during the second world war, is overdue but well worth the wait
  • The book was made into a 1996 movie starring Ralph Fiennes and Juliette Binoche that won nine Academy Awards
  • It will be his first after being dropped by publisher Three Penguin Random House over sexual misconduct allegations
  • Of jinns and lost love
    Jul 04, 2018 Reviewed by Omar ShariffDeputy GCC/Middle East Editor
    Set in Oman, Iraq and Ireland, this is an unusual story of exile and remorse — and the fluctuating nature of belief
  • Fatima Farheen Mirza, the US-born novelist on being published by Sarah Jessica Parker’s new imprint for Hogarth, taking off the hijab and taking up boxing
  • Underrated and unappreciated
    Jul 04, 2018 Reviewed by Peter Baker
    In this admiring but frank book, Stuart E. Eizenstat argues that Jimmy Carter is the most successful one-term president in history
  • Jeet Thayil: I fear mediocrity and pettiness
    Jun 27, 2018 By Suparna Dutt-D’CunhaSpecial to Weekend Review
    The Indian author and poet whose debut novel Narcopolis was shortlisted for the Man Booker prize talks about his love for music, flawed characters and his latest book
  • Chomped by a goat
    Jun 27, 2018 Reviewed by Sheila Glaser
    A Mozambican novelist conjures the bloodshed and myths of his country’s past
  • Tasked with mission impossible
    Jun 27, 2018 Reviewed by Aaron L. Friedberg
    George C. Marshall’s hopeless assignment of trying to avert civil war in China
  • A controversial political gamble
    Jun 27, 2018 Reviewed by Keith Lowe
    How a messy deal to save post-war Europe became the Marshall Plan
  • J. K. Rowling sends magic to pupils
    Jun 25, 2018 BY Shreya Bhatia, Reader Interactivity Journalist
    Kulsum Bano and her class receive presents from author J.K. Rowling
  • Peruvian novelist and Nobel laureate Mario Vargas Llosa talks about Brazil’s Lula, radical feminism and his latest book — an intellectual autobiography of sorts
  • Exit west
    Jun 20, 2018 Reviewed by Corinna da Fonseca-Wollheim
    As the Red Army advances on East Prussia, a family must decide whether to stay or go