Iain Sinclair and Will Self on Walking London

I’ve got a new eternal certainty to file alongside death and taxes: if you walk around London enough, and you know what he looks...

Undermajordomo Minor by Patrick DeWitt

'Cheerily, then, as one making teatime conversation, she asked “do you yourself ever think of suicide?” Lucy pondered this. “No more than is customary,...

The Heart Goes Last by Margaret Atwood

The Heart Goes Last Margaret Atwood Bloomsbury, £18.99 Reworked from an e-serial, Atwood’s latest novel is as captivating and humorous as her previous work. The America inhabited...

Purity by Jonathan Franzen

Jonathan Franzen likes big books. Each one of his critically acclaimed works are weighty door-stoppers but their tangible size in no way matches the...

An Interview with Calisi Press

In recent months Ferrante Fever has been catching. If you haven’t already heard of the anonymous Italian female author who’s achieved international acclaim, the...

Refugees by Manash Bhattacharjee

Refugees I know a thing or two about refugees – As a child I heard father say, “We were sleeping in the place we thought was our country, till the siren rang...

Dark Fairytale – Review of McQueen at the Theatre Royal Haymarket

McQueen Theatre Royal Haymarket Limited run from 19th August Reviewed by Lauren Hepburn It's been five years since Lee McQueen took his life. The exquisite dress worn by...

Defining the Unfinished – Works from The Courtauld Gallery

Unfinished…Works from The Courtauld Gallery Summer Showcase Special Display 18th June-20th September 2015 Unfinished masterpieces tend only to come to light upon the artist’s death,...

‘I the sculptor am the landscape’ – Barbara Hepworth’s Roots of...

This year London houses a major retrospective of the work of Barbara Hepworth alongside her friend and contemporary Henry Moore at Tate Britain. The...
Replete by Maggie Butt

Replete by Maggie Butt

Replete Enough of beauty - I have devoured small boats curtseying at anchor, green palace-dotted hills swarming the spice-scented shore of Asia Minor. I couldn’t chew another mouthful of waves,...

O Brittania Where Art Thou? An interview with Mohammad Zahoor

by Steven O’Brien This interview originally appeared on The Huffington Post. Mohammad Zahoor is a Ukraine-based British businessman and publisher of the Kyiv post. He is dedicated to...

Exile by Manash Bhattacharjee

Exile “I rested my mouth on your memory” ~ Yannis Ritsos, from Diaries of Exile Night arrives like a cart You push it with motionless hands There is darkness But...

Review of ‘The Trial’ at The Young Vic

Rory Kinnear embodied the frantic Josef K masterfully. In this adaptation by Nick Gill, Kinnear speaks in fragmented sentences, revealing his troubled subconscious in...

Evening Light

Evening Light Brave bat in a bowler hat Blood shot eyes question What time does this light Depart? The light descends elsewhere Its shadow rising here The bat changes into an...

Interview with Reif Larsen

American novelist Reif Larsen is the author of New York Times bestseller The Selected Works of T. S. Spivet. The book, tracing the great...

Duane Hanson at The Serpentine Sackler Gallery

Occupying prime exhibition space in the cosmopolitan Serpentine Sackler Gallery are ordinary and often overlooked working class (which Americans call middle class) figures sculpted...

Five years on – why Natasha Walter’s ‘Living Dolls: The Return...

So there’s a glamour model contest. All women can enter. To decide on a winner, the women must strip, pose sexually and suggestively on...

Interview with Maggie Butt on ‘Degrees of Twilight’

Poet Maggie Butt talks about writing today, her style, and the themes that inform her stunning new poetry collection Degrees of Twilight. The poems in Maggie’s...

Interview with Louise Brealey on ‘Constellations’

Following its critically acclaimed run on Broadway, Nick Payne’s award-winning play Constellations is coming back to London. Directed by Michael Longhurst and starring Louise...

‘Savage Beauty’ – Alexander McQueen exhibition at the V&A

From 14th March - 2nd August, the V&A is graced by the biggest Alexander McQueen exhibition in Europe. Since McQueen committed suicide in 2010,...

The First Bad Man by Miranda July

Cheryl Glickman — isolated, alone and with no true friends to speak of — is an acute example of the lonesome modern narrator. Miranda...

Giggles by Evdokia Charalampous

With her eyes closed she has been staring at the lamps on the ceiling for days. By now they must look like Sufi dervishes whirling in white to...

11th May, Hay Fever

Press night for Hay Fever on a summer’s eve: the red carpet rolled out in front of the Duke of York theatre; expectant photographers at the...

Interview with Colin Barrett, author of ‘Young Skins’

We spoke to Colin Barrett about his writing career and his truly brilliant short story collection ‘Young Skins’. As a young and emerging author he...

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