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In a time where lies triumph and division is encouraged, this book reminds us of the importance of actively seeking the truth, about all manner of things, not only Palestine, and demonstrates the need for unity and hope. | Claire Kohda Hazelton

Emily Berry, Eric Berlin, Jack Underwood (c. Hayley Madden for The Poetry Society)

As we sat in a beautiful, packed room in Bloomsbury House, Faber’s headquarters, surrounded by first editions and fairy lights, it was easy to forget the news.  We were gathered for an event organised by the Poetry Society, bringing together three of the most innovative young poets – Eric Berlin, Emily Berry and Jack Underwood, to read poems from their collections. | Diana Kurakina


Puccini’s La Boheme has long elicited a powerful emotional response from its audiences, but rarely have the cast been close enough to see its effects on the faces of those watching them. | Charlotte Newman


The Met Office Advises Caution is, without doubt, a deft take on nature poetry, but we would be remiss to read it simply as that. Watts has not only begun reworking the tradition for the present era, but has also started to fill it with a life and range that helps us make new sense of the past – by paying attention to what is ‘moving in / plain sight, though we / hadn’t noticed before’. | Theophilus Kwek

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This poem by Jean Rhys first appeared in The London Magazine in January 1960.


This delicate retelling by David Hare of Belgian thriller writer Georges Simenon’s La Main is not so much a classic-whodunnit but a keyhole-look into the devastations of male inadequacy, sexual jealousy and existential freedoms. | Lucy Binnersley


This is a strange and quiet novel. Straddling the border between fantasy and realism, it details a phenomenon in a slum in central Seoul – people’s shadows ‘rise’ (literally peeling off the ground) and coax the people away from reality – and follows two protagonists, Eungyo and Mujae, as they slowly, almost noticeably, fall in love. | Claire Kohda Hazelton

Man Ray Glass Tears

Drawing from Sir Elton’s private photography collection—with over 8,000 works, it is one of the largest in the world—“The Radical Eye: Modernist Photography from the Sir Elton John Collection” surveys photography’s development in the early twentieth century, calumniating in a love letter to an art form.  | M. Rene Bradshaw


“Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire”: you could say that this Yeatsian adage is the bedrock on which J. M. Coetzee elaborates the architecture of his sequel to The Childhood of Jesus. | Erik Martiny