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In Conversation with John Pilger at the Victoria & Albert Museum

In Conversation with John Pilger at the Victoria & Albert Museum

In the theatre of journalism, John Pilger is one of the great leading men. Making his name in the early 1970s with bruising and incisive documentaries about the horrors of the Vietnam War, he has gone on to make numerous films – [read more]

Physical books are still irreplaceable

Physical books are still irreplaceable

After the introduction of Kindles and e-books and tablets, the world got a little bit anxious about the potentially damned future of physical books. Frankly, we needn’t worry; real books are most certainly not going to disappear off [read more]

Five of the best book-to-screen adaptations

Five of the best book-to-screen adaptations

The art of adaptation is a tricky business, with most attempts being met with groans from book-readers and grumbled insistences that you should probably just read the book. All too often, Hollywood’s particularly bland take on [read more]

London bookshops: Five independent alternatives to WHSmith and Waterstones

London bookshops: Five independent alternatives to WHSmith and Waterstones

There is nothing like browsing in independent bookshops; they possess loveable quirks you just can’t find in the nationally uniform shops of WHSmith and Waterstones. So if you’re looking for a more original experience, look no further. [read more]

In Conversation with Noam Chomsky at the British Academy

In Conversation with Noam Chomsky at the British Academy

It would be near-impossible to downplay or dismiss the lifetime’s work and enduring stature of Professor Noam Chomsky, who since the 1950s has commanded a place as figurehead among the top echelons of public intellectual life. Still [read more]

The Temporary Bride by Jennifer Klinec | Book review

The Temporary Bride by Jennifer Klinec
BOOK REVIEW

The Temporary Bride is a work born of a colliding of cultures, and a life of food and adventure. Densely atmospheric from the beginning, Jennifer Klinec’s memoir charts her early life, her self-emancipation from Canada and her later [read more]

ArchWay With Words 2014: Will Self in conversation

ArchWay With Words 2014: Will Self in conversation

Will Self was at ArchWay With Words to promote his new work Shark. The Upcoming caught up with him at the literary festival to talk allegory, anarchy and humankind. In your new book Shark, the image of the shark manifests itself in all [read more]

ArchWay With Words 2014: Will Self

ArchWay With Words 2014: Will Self

Will Self is one of those increasingly rare and precious figures in contemporary British culture; a polemical and voracious man of letters with an oceanic intellect that crashes in prolific waves upon the sprawling beach of his fiction and [read more]

The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton | Book review

The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton
BOOK REVIEW

Nella Oortman has married a man apart, though she does not yet know it. Her diffident welcome to wealthy Amsterdam is compounded by the arrival of her wedding present: a great miniature house, to be furnished by the artist of her choice. [read more]

Friendship by Emily Gould | Book review

Friendship by Emily Gould
BOOK REVIEW

One of the things about the New York novel – a choice of setting that has become a genre in itself – is that anyone outside of the lifestyle described within the pages of books such as Friendship will have a similar attitude to Bev in [read more]

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