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David Mitchell’s crazy inventiveness dazzles
A moving account of life with autism
FT books editor Lorien Kite on Granta’s latest selection of the Best of Young British Novelists
Michel van der Aa’s new creation combines opera with 3D film – to soporific effect
Comedians’ memoirs have become a serious business – but is the bubble about to burst?
From Tolstoy and Tolkien to Irvine Welsh, can literary adaptations help to transform an impoverished film industry?
When translated to the small screen, irony can be wearying
A short story for the new year by David Mitchell, written specially for the Financial Times
You cannot but compare one television drama or comedy with another
An exhibition on flowers in impressionist paintings brings back a forgotten legacy in French cultural history
Two men to be sentenced