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    1. September 12, 2014

      ‘The Children Act’, by Ian McEwan

      Small children”, wrote Henry James in the preface of the US edition of What Maisie Knew, “have many more perceptions than...

    2. July 23, 2014

      UK authors prevail in internationalised Man Booker prize longlist

      British authors have prevailed against their US counterparts in the longlist for the 2014 Man Booker prize, accounting for...

    Special Reports

    1. The Millennial Generation 2013

      Part two: voices of a generation. From activists in Egypt to the unemployed in Spain, ...
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    1. April 10, 2014

      The Quiet Ones – film review

      The Quiet Ones is the sixth movie to come out of Britain’s Hammer studios since it was bought in 2007 by Dutch consortium...

    2. June 5, 2013

      Exile: Her feet planted in Somali sand, an English school in her head

      When writer Nadifa Mohamed returned to her Somali home town of Hargeisa in 2010 after 22 years’ absence, it was not her eyes...

    3. May 3, 2013

      Salman Rushdie leads call for China to free dissidents

      A group of prominent writers led by star novelist Salman Rushdie has called on the Chinese government to release dozens of...

    4. April 19, 2013

      After Orwell

      On the evening of Margaret Thatcher’s death, BBC2 broadcast a special edition of Newsnight. The novelist chosen to...

    5. April 19, 2013

      Meet Granta’s Best of Young British Novelists

      Granta 123: Best of Young British Novelists 4, edited by John Freeman, Granta, RRP£12.99/$16.99, 400 pages This week, after...

    6. April 15, 2013

      Granta unveils list of top young writers

      Women outnumber men for the first time in an influential list of the best young British novelists compiled by Granta, the...

    7. March 14, 2013

      Folio Society to sponsor world book prize

      The Folio Society was unveiled as the sponsor of the latest literary prize, opening another front in the battle between book...

    8. February 8, 2013

      Protest’s last stand?

      On February 15 2003, like a million other Britons, Jane Elliston was marching through central London in protest at the...

    9. September 11, 2012

      Man Booker prize shortlist announced

      Will Self and Hilary Mantel are the favourites to win the 2012 Man Booker prize for fiction next month, though half the...

    10. August 24, 2012

      Lunch with the FT: Ian McEwan

      The previous time novelist Ian McEwan was interviewed by a journalist from the FT for a profile, something unexpected...

    11. August 17, 2012

      The spy who loved me

      Sweet Tooth, by Ian McEwan, Jonathan Cape RRP£18.99, 336 pages Ian McEwan writes good beginnings. There is the hot-air...

    12. October 28, 2011

      Lives of the Novelists

      John Sutherland’s Lives of the Novelists is the fruit of a truly staggering amount of reading – the culmination of half a...

    13. October 14, 2011

      I spy, with my literary eye

      The warm white wine has soured, the canapés have congealed. Literary London is in shock: Alan Hollinghurst is out of the...

    14. September 23, 2011

      The war on error

      Christopher Hitchens is living in what Philip Gould, the New Labour pollster and author of The Unfinished Revolution,...

    15. August 19, 2011

      By Light Alone

      Adam Roberts is our most intellectually engaged and literary science fiction author, crafting sentences the equal of any by...

    16. July 8, 2011

      Tretower to Clyro

      Tretower to Clyro: Selected Essays, by Karl Miller, Quercus, RRP£20, 240 pages A founding editor of the London Review of...

    17. June 3, 2011

      In praise of feuds

      It took 15 years and the expectoration of much bilious invective, but Paul Theroux and V.S. Naipaul are friends again. With...

    18. May 14, 2011

      Small talk: Anthony Browne

      Anthony Browne, the Children’s Laureate, has written more than 40 books. Born in Sheffield in 1946, Browne worked as a...

    19. April 1, 2011

      Collective thought

      Essayists Virginia Woolf and Hanif Kureishi Collected Essays, by Hanif Kureishi, Faber, RRP£17.99, 400 pages The Essays of...

    20. March 21, 2011

      Solar

      Solar, by Ian McEwan, Vintage RRP £7.99, 304 pages Physicist Michael Beard has coasted for two decades on his Nobel...

    21. November 11, 2010

      David Allen of the University of Surrey

      There are not many business school deans who can boast that they had British novelist Ian McEwan as one of their teachers....

    22. September 17, 2010

      Michael Berkeley: For You

      Michael Berkeley For You Music Theatre Wales (Signum Classics, 2CDs) With a libretto by celebrated novelist Ian McEwan,...

    23. September 4, 2010

      Found footage, fiction and some final farewells

      The Found Footage Festival, held annually in San Francisco, shows clips gathered from the corporate and creative dustbins of...

    24. July 27, 2010

      Carey in running for literary hat-trick

      The Australian novelist Peter Carey is in the running to win the Man Booker prize for an unprecedented third time after his...

    25. July 10, 2010

      Science fiction writers have had climate change covered for decades

      From Mr Bob Buhr. Sir, I just caught up with Ed Crooks’ review of climate change in fiction (“When the wind blows”, Life &...

    26. June 26, 2010

      When the wind blows

      High winds and rain hit the beach at Singer Island, Florida, in August 2008 Solar, by Ian McEwan, Cape RRP£18.99, 304 pages...

    27. May 29, 2010

      Marek Kohn’s ‘Turned Out Nice’

      Turned Out Nice: How the British Isles Will Change as the World Heats Up by Marek Kohn, Faber £12.99, 286 pages FT Bookshop...

    28. March 5, 2010

      Ian McEwan's climate-change comedy

      price: £15.19 Nothing annoys the British quite so much as success, and few writers have had as much of it in recent years...

    29. January 2, 2010

      Literary lights ready to dazzle

      (From left) Andrea Levy, Joshua Ferris and Rose Tremain Last year was a difficult year for publishers and booksellers, but...

    30. January 31, 2009

      Patrick McCabe

      Patrick McCabe wanted to be a writer from the age of seven. "I tried to draw and I couldn't, so I thought maybe I could...

    31. January 31, 2009

      Small Talk: Patrick McCabe

      Patrick McCabe wanted to be a writer from the age of seven. “I tried to draw and I couldn’t, so I thought maybe I could pull...

    32. January 3, 2009

      Nathaniel Rich

      Twenty-eight-year-old Nathaniel Rich's debut novel The Mayor's Tongue (2008) won high praise from critics in the US. Set in...

    33. January 3, 2009

      Small Talk: Nathaniel Rich

      Twenty-eight-year-old Nathaniel Rich’s debut novel The Mayor’s Tongue (2008) won high praise from critics in the US. Set in...

    34. January 2, 2009

      Guide Book Festivals in 2009

      Cartagena The Hay Festival January Peter Florence's Hay-on-Wye Festival has branched out from its Welsh roots in recent...

    35. January 1, 2009

      Book festivals in 2009

      CartagenaThe Hay Festival January Peter Florence’s Hay-on-Wye Festival has branched out from its Welsh roots in recent...

    36. October 31, 2008

      For You

      It didn't need a composer-genius to make a musical drama of Ian McEwan's tart libretto about fading creativity, deceit and...

    37. October 25, 2008

      Live music

      Jerry Lee Lewis October 25, 100 Club and October 28, Forum, London In spite of his hell-raising reputation, Jerry Lee Lewis...

    38. October 24, 2008

      McEwan’s libretto

      The creative artist is blind to the suffering he inflicts on those around him, muses composer-conductor Charles Frieth in...

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