Alice Jones

Alice Jones is Deputy Arts Editor of The Independent.

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Kirsty Wark is critical of television’s ‘unbelievable’ gender

Top Gear makes Saudis look liberal, Kirsty Wark tells Independent Bath Literature Festival

The BBC presenter was chairing a discussion about women in public life

AL Kennedy says the publishing industry is ‘self-defeating’

Independent Bath Literature Festival: AL Kennedy - book trade obsessed by thirtysomethings

“Bland, dull and repetitive” and obsessed with the lives of thirtysomethings in north‑west London – that is the parlous state of new literary fiction in the UK, according to one of its top practitioners.

Hanif Kureishi has said creative writing courses as a “waste of time”

Hanif Kureishi on his love of erotic adventures and his refusal to talk about his own

Alice Jones' Arts Diary at The Independent Bath Literature Festival

Stephen Grosz, psychoanalyst and author of the book 'The Examined Life: How We Lose and Find Ourselves'

Stephen Grosz to write new book inspired by daughter's crush on Doctor Who

Psychoanalyst's new book to be based on 'attachment and intimacy'

Fantasy stuff: Count Arthur Strong

The Week in Comedy: Fancy a laugh? Go to a book festival

"Have you actually read the book? You're asking me a lot of questions about it." This was, quite obviously, no ordinary literature festival talk. How could it be, when the author in question was Count Arthur Strong?

Independent Bath Literature Festival: Move on from the Nazis, historian pleads

Don’t mention the war, or at least don’t mention it quite so often – that was the plea from one historian.

Alastair Campbell, at the Independent Bath Literature Festival yesterday, says Putin has it right on alcohol

Independent Bath Literature Festival: Art is as powerful as politics, claims Alastair Campbell

Former Downing Street communications chief reveals change of heart inspired by the three novels he has written since leaving government

Frieda Hughes at the Independent Bath Literature festival

Independent Bath Literature Festival: Poetry royalty Frieda Hughes shares experiences as a counsellor

She is mid-way through training and currently works as a volunteer for Cruse Bereavement Care

Presenter Sally Magnusson at the Independent Bath Literature Festival

Sally Magnusson: Dementia care in Britain 'not fit for purpose'

Presenter said society's treatment of dementia patients was 'less than human'

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