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    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...

  2. 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...

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  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. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. April 19, 2013

    After Orwell

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

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

  11. 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...

  12. 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...

  13. 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,...

  14. 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...

  15. 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...

  16. 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...

  17. 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...

  18. 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...

  19. 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...

  20. 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....

  21. 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,...

  22. 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...

  23. 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...

  24. 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 &...

  25. 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...

  26. 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...

  27. 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...

  28. 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...

  29. 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...

  30. 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...

  31. 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...

  32. 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...

  33. 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...

  34. 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...

  35. 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...

  36. 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...

  37. 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...

  38. October 11, 2008

    Small Talk - Anita Shreve

    Anita Shreve always wanted to be a writer and used to send poems to magazines as a child. Born in 1946 in Dedham,...

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