Quentin Blake talks to Simon Schama

Creator of a world of mischief, mayhem and joy, he’s an illustrator adored by children and adults alike. And at 81 he’s producing his ‘most satisfying’ work yet

The Inventory: Sophie Dahl

‘I wanted to be an archaeologist – I was a very geeky child,’ says the former model whose first novella was a bestseller

2013 Tony Award nominations

This year’s nominations are notable for the fact that, for the first time, three of the likely winners for the top four acting honours could be African-American

Fulfil me up

A fulfilment centre is the must-have retail accessory. So long dreary warehouse and distribution depot, hello dreamweaving fulfilment centre

Robert Shrimsley

Lunch with the FT: Tim Minchin

Few escape the subversive satire of the Australian comic – not the Pope, not Walt Disney and not even babies who won’t sleep. As his acclaimed musical version of Roald Dahl’s ‘Matilda’ opens in London, he shares steak and fruit juice with Peter Aspden

Lunch with the FT

Fashion takes the Mickey

Chopard jewellery inspired by a cheeky cartoon mouse? Images from ‘101 Dalmatians’ on the catwalk? Why high-end brands look to Disney

The Borrower

An entertaining homage to the inspirational power of children’s books from Rebecca Makkai