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    1. August 29, 2014

      ‘The Zone of Interest’, by Martin Amis

      Martin Amis has been ruminating on the Holocaust and its perpetrators since he was a child. “No serious person ever thinks...

    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...

    1. July 5, 2013

      The List: swimming pool novels

      It’s only a few weeks now before many of us will decamp to sit on the beach or beside a pool and immerse ourselves in the...

    2. June 14, 2013

      In brief

      Tomorrow I’ll Be Twenty, by Alain Mabanckou, translated by Helen Stevenson, Serpent’s Tail, RRP£8.99, 320 pages Alain...

    3. May 27, 2013

      Liberals provide the knee-jerks in today’s terror debate

      The novelist Martin Amis wrote that modern terrorism, with its uninhibited bloodlust, is better characterised as...

    4. May 24, 2013

      Martin Amis

      In a handsome brownstone house on a sleepy, tree-lined street in Brooklyn, Martin Amis is grappling with evil. No, not the...

    5. April 19, 2013

      After Orwell

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

    6. 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...

    7. 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...

    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. July 13, 2012

      Stages of love and loss

      Ancient Light, by John Banville, Penguin Viking, RRP£16.99, 256 pages “Writers die twice,” Martin Amis observed when...

    10. June 8, 2012

      Pit bull nation

      Lionel Asbo: State of England, by Martin Amis, Jonathan Cape £18.99, 276 pages Martin Amis, the writer Brits mysteriously...

    11. March 10, 2012

      For good or bad, money is powerfully present among us

      From Mr Stephen Connolly. Sir, With commendable entrepreneurialism, John Lanchester hit a seam with the financial crisis of...

    12. February 10, 2012

      Finals countdown

      Noughties, by Ben Masters, Hamish Hamilton, RRP£12.99, 275 pages Ben Masters’ lively debut novel Noughties is thick with...

    13. February 3, 2012

      Wish you were here

      A Card from Angela Carter, by Susannah Clapp, Bloosmbury, RRP£10, 112 pages Soon after Angela Carter died in 1992 at the age...

    14. January 6, 2012

      The Diary: Sarah Sands

      I watch the hysteria of Kim Jong-il’s state funeral from Namibia, which thought more kindly of the crazy North Korean...

    15. December 16, 2011

      Essayist willing to go outside ideological comfort zone

      Christopher Hitchens defined areas of debate and conflict – on the intervention in Iraq, on religion, on the nature of US...

    16. November 4, 2011

      Martin Amis: The Biography

      In this first biography of Martin Amis, Richard Bradford finds two kinds of parallels “intriguing”, “fascinating” or, at the...

    17. The World

      October 13, 2011

      Letter from Mexico - tweets, literature and death

      Last month, gunmen dumped 35 dead bodies on the streets of Veracruz, one of Mexico’s busiest Gulf ports, just a short...

    18. October 7, 2011

      Instead of a Book

      Martin Amis once wrote that John Updike’s final achievement, had he lived a little longer, might have been “to make boredom...

    19. September 26, 2011

      How at last my fellow Italians fell out of love with Silvio

      Italians are fantasists. Reality’s not good enough for them. In his latest novel, The Pregnant Widow, Martin Amis describes...

    20. September 9, 2011

      Those televising history are doomed to repeat it

      “Last Tuesday’s date may not prove epochal,” Martin Amis wrote in mid-September 2001. It wasn’t a false prophecy so much as...

    21. August 26, 2011

      The Submission

      It is a quirk of human nature that some events are of such epic proportions that it seems only fiction can make sense of...

    22. January 17, 2011

      Caribou Island

      Caribou Island, by David Vann, Penguin, RRP£8.99, 304 pages “Writing comes from the back of your mind, where thoughts are...

    23. December 3, 2010

      Fiction round-up

      Fiction The Pregnant Widow, by Martin Amis, Jonathan Cape RRP£18.99 When you look back at your life, you will think only of...

    24. October 30, 2010

      Unrest and opportunity

      ‘As well as being colourful and exciting, Bangkok is extremely central and you can get to most places in Asia within a few...

    25. September 23, 2010

      Foyles returns to profit

      Foyles, the independent book chain, has moved into profit after strong sales at its flagship bookstore on Charing Cross Road...

    26. September 1, 2010

      Literary establishment scorns ‘trite’ style

      Political travelogue: Tony Blair’s book, A Journey, on sale on Wednesday The publication of Tony Blair’s memoirs was met...

    27. 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...

    28. June 25, 2010

      Hang on every word

      Fiction Compiled by Ángel Gurría-QuintanaThe Pregnant Widow, by Martin Amis, Jonathan Cape RRP£18.99 Hailed as a return to...

    29. June 22, 2010

      Female first for University of Manchester

      The University of Manchester has for the first time appointed a woman to lead one of the UK’s leading academic institutions....

    30. May 21, 2010

      Hitch-22

      Christopher Hitchens at Victoria Falls in Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) in 1977 Hitch22: A Memoir, by Christopher Hitchens,...

    31. April 6, 2010

      After the saviour, what happens next?

      Tanks and troops patrolled the streets. Air force jets and helicopters thundered overhead. But Colombia's guerrillas...

    32. April 6, 2010

      After the saviour, what happens next?

      Tanks and troops patrolled the streets. Air force jets and helicopters thundered overhead. But Colombia’s guerrillas...

    33. 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...

    34. February 23, 2010

      Boomers rage against the dying of the light

      There has been much dark material put into the public debate this month concerning the fate of the baby boomers. That...

    35. February 22, 2010

      Boomers rage against dying of the light

      There has been much dark material put into the public debate this month concerning the fate of the baby boomers. That...

    36. 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...

    37. October 24, 2009

      The Diary: Nicola Barker

      Almost as if he knew – aided by some vile, subterranean, doggy, sixth sense – that I had recently booked a one-week hiking...

    38. October 13, 2009

      Grotesquerie and garage rock

      "An Evening with Nick Cave" was partly a book reading, partly a Q&A session and partly a rock concert. It was also turning...

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