Much like Jay Gatsby, I own a library of books I’ve never read. Not that I know that, I’ve not read F. Scott Fitzgerald’s opus. Nor have I Tolstoy’s, so I fear it’s time to wage war on my own hubris.
In a new series of articles, we’re asking writers to nominate five books that had a major impact on them when they first read them, and to tell us why.
O, the lovers we covet, those with large bookcases and hard covers. Book people. If you have your eye on one, but are short in the knowledge department, worry not, for we can bluff you through it.
Enemy of the State, moralist and voice of the people…but what made Dostoevsky Dostoevsky and why does his work still resonate?
The week you just endured: the electric car for every man, Donald Trump against every woman and a Turnbull for…we’re not quite sure who?
The global abolition of capital punishment now sports the papal seal, but shutting it is set to be a long road – Ingeborg van Teeseling