• May 25, 2018
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Books

  • Daily life under occupation
    09:55 am By Richard HardiganSpecial to Weekend Review
    An excerpt from The Other Side of the Wall: An Eyewitness Account of the Occupation in Palestine
  • A return to the Civil War
    May 23, 2018 Reviewed by Brenda Wineapple
    In Charles Frazier’s novel, a meeting with a former slave triggers painful memories for the first lady of the confederacy
  • Jesmyn Ward had a tough childhood in Mississippi, survived Hurricane Katrina, and became the first woman to win two US national book awards for fiction
  • From revolution to racism
    May 16, 2018 Reviewed by Ligaya Mishan
    A debut novel traces the social injustices of life as a Filipino immigrant in the United States
  • Kenyan author Ngg wa Thiong’o was jailed without trial for a year in 1978 and as his prison memoir is reissued, he discusses the need to resist injustice
  • Woodrow Wilson and the hazards of idealism
    May 16, 2018 Reviewed by Jennifer Szalai
    During his eight years in the White House, the US president failed to live up to his own principles
  • Followers of a lost cause
    May 16, 2018 Reviewed by Peter Conrad
    Two emotional accounts of Hillary Clinton’s poll defeat — from Jennifer Palmieri and Amy Chozick — veer from lachrymose to wickedly readable
  • A conversation with Solzhenitsyn’s widow
    May 09, 2018 By Laure Mandeville
    Radicalism is part of Russia’s national character, says Natalia Solzhenitsyn
  • Trick by Domenico Starnone review
    May 09, 2018 Reviewed by Tim Parks
    One of Italy’s most accomplished novelists spins a wonderful story about an elderly illustrator and his four-year-old grandson
  • In Syria, a war without end
    May 02, 2018 Reviewed by Christopher Dickey
    A journalist describes the people who suffer and endure in the country’s civil war
  • Saving Europe to save America
    May 02, 2018 Reviewed by Timothy Naftali
    An intricate history of the United States’ engagement with the continent after the Second World War
  • The dark areas of Polish history
    May 02, 2018 By Claire Armitstead
    A star in Poland, Olga Tokarczuk is hotly tipped to win the Man Booker international prize. She talks about facing controversy and the armed bodyguards
  • Shaikh Zayed Book Award winners honoured
    Apr 30, 2018 Sami Zaatari, Staff Reporter
    This year’s award sees first Emirati woman among its eight winners
  • ‘Meghan: A Hollywood Princess’ book review
    Apr 30, 2018 Anita Singh, The Telegraph Group Limited, London 2018
    Andrew Morton’s account of the future princess tells the story of a spirited heroine who overcomes life’s obstacles and conquers the world
  • Long-time Indian expat traces UAE’s growth
    Apr 28, 2018 Binsal Abdul Kader, Senior Reporter
    There was no competition at all between Emiratis and Indians, there was only collaboration, says Buxani
  • Abu Dhabi Book Fair is a reader’s paradise
    Apr 26, 2018 Sami Zaatari, Staff Reporter
    With 500,000 books on display, readers are spoilt for choice when it comes to finding the right book
  • Half a million books under one roof in capital
    Apr 25, 2018 Sami Zaatari, Staff Reporter
    1,350 exhibitors from 63 countries taking part in Abu Dhabi Book Fair
  • The solitude of being a lone twin
    Apr 25, 2018 By Lisa Allardice
    Diana Evans’s new novel is a soulful portrait of family life as Obama came to power. She talks about motherhood and her chair-buying habit and
  • The great artist and his son
    Apr 25, 2018 Reviewed by Patrick Gale
    An egotistical painter casts a long shadow over his son’s life in this funny and moving novel
  • A large and star-studded life
    Apr 25, 2018 Reviewed by Dwight Garner
    In 1920s Paris, Berenice Abbott was one of the world’s important portrait photographers
  • The Old Library is relocating
    Apr 25, 2018 By Rabab Khan, Community Interactivity Editor
    Its current home, Ductac, has been asked to move premises by June 30
  • Handwritten bible in Dubai weighs 22kg
    Apr 22, 2018 By Evangeline Elsa Jose, Community Solutions Editor
    The biggest handwritten community bible in the world
  • An exploration of Indian cricket
    Apr 19, 2018 Reviewed by Esha Nag, Staff Writer
    Boria Majumdar’s latest book charts the evolution of the game both on and off the field
  • The untold story of cricket
    Apr 18, 2018 By Esha NagStaff Writer
    Indian sports journalist Boria Majumdar’s latest book sheds new light on Monkeygate, Lalit Modi’s suspension and match-fixing
  • Asymmetry by Lisa Halliday, a dizzying debut
    Apr 18, 2018 Reviewed by Justine Jordan
    This thrilling novel about a relationship between an ageing writer and a young woman explores the uses of creativity
  • James Comey has a story to tell
    Apr 18, 2018 Reviewed by Michiko Kakutani
    The central theme in former FBI director’s impassioned book are the toxic consequences of lying
  • The American writer’s latest novel, The Female Persuasion, addresses how feminism passes down, or not, from one generation to the next
  • The Overstory by Richard Powers review
    Apr 11, 2018 Reviewed by Tim Martin
    The Overstory by Richard Powers is a tale about diverse lives deeply connected to environmental principles
  • The release of ‘Out of the Maze’ coincides with the 20th anniversary of ‘Who Moved My Cheese?’
  • Video: Dubai residents show-off cosplay getup
    Apr 06, 2018 Falah Gulzar, Trainee Social Media Journalist
    Up to 65,000 at Comic Con 2018: Attendees dress up, enjoy first-person shooting games, meet their favourite superheroes
  • All in the family
    Apr 04, 2018 Reviewed by Viet Thanh Nguyen
    Sprawling, funny and deeply tender, Luis Alberto Urrea’s novel tackles the intricacies of family and the ravages of time
  • A story of love and grief
    Apr 04, 2018 By Paula Cocozza
    Separated from his parents at six, German wunderkind Benedict Wells poured his turmoil into The End of Loneliness