Boyd Tonkin is Literary Editor at The Independent. An award-winning journalist, he was formerly Social Policy Editor of the New Statesman and has broadcast extensively for BBC arts and current affairs programmes. He has judged the Booker Prize, the Whitbread biography award, the Commonwealth Writers Prize and the David Cohen Prize for a lifetime's achievement in literature.
The Interview cancelled: From supporting the Ku Klux Klan to appeasing the Nazis, Hollywood has a rich history of caving in
19 December 2014 05:45 PM
Stars like Rob Lowe condemning Sony for cowardice need to look into their industry's past
Vncent Van Gogh. Ever Yours: The Essential Letters, edited by Leo Jansen, Hans Luijten and Nienke Bakker, book review
18 December 2014 01:30 PM
12 December 2014 05:19 PM
In an age of stifling consensus, is there a place for eccentricity?
The Impossible Exile: Stefan Zweig at the End of the World by George Prochnik, book review: Mitteleuropa’s tragic symbol
12 December 2014 12:16 PM
Stefan Zweig died in despair, but his legacy helped heal a wounded world
05 December 2014 06:18 PM
James Bond is fantasy. Osborne’s 10-year “consolidation” may prove an equal fiction.
04 December 2014 07:00 PM
It has been a strong year for fresh versions of the classics
28 November 2014 05:40 PM
The physical ownership of forbidden books has marched hand in hand with enlightenment. That tradition is now being torn to shreds
26 November 2014 08:20 PM
23 November 2014 12:00 AM
21 November 2014 07:49 PM
In England, traditional football was no more perfect than the Early Church idealised by the Protestant forefather
Disgruntled RBS worker writes hilarious open letter to Russell Brand after anti-capitalist publicity stunt leaves him hungry
Shock poll shows voters believe Ukip is to the left of the Tories
Nigel Farage's approval rating hits 'record low' as popularity suffers in wake of Ukip sex scandal
Nigel Farage defends Kerry Smith 'ch***y' comment: 'If you are going for a Chinese, what do you say you’re going for?'
Ukip candidate jokes about 'shooting peasants' in racist and homophobic rant
Pakistan school attack live: Taliban kill at least 132 children in 'horrifying' massacre
- 2 Harry Potter fans can apply to the Hogwarts-inspired College of Wizardry
- 3 Jessica Chambers: 19-year-old woman 'doused with lighter fluid and burned alive' in the US
- 4 Russell Brand calls Nigel Farage 'poundshop Enoch Powell' in BBC Question Time debate
- 5 Orange Wednesdays are no more