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.
18 July 2014 05:32 PM
The creative elite has allegedly turned with vicious malice on the very people whom their artistic forefathers used to hail as decent and dauntless
17 July 2014 04:00 PM
While his wife Maria weaves intricate tapestries whose design feels like "dropping into an abyss", Joe manages the Rose Clothing Company in a Western nation known as "Country A".
14 July 2014 06:20 PM
David Mitchell has taken to Twitter to publish a short piece of fiction in daily segments
11 July 2014 06:34 PM
Instead of listening to manipulative zealots, we need an inquiry into how we can make sure children are kept safe
10 July 2014 04:30 PM
Redemption of war-torn memories
04 July 2014 06:47 PM
For £1,000, you can now sport the technology that promises to transform our lives, or destroy personal privacy, depending on your lookout
04 July 2014 06:24 PM
The art of losing is chronically overlooked, but there is much to learn from it
27 June 2014 05:57 PM
Perhaps we should broaden our view of institutional power and those who wield it
25 June 2014 12:00 AM
20 June 2014 06:09 PM
The Yes camp has had the stronger story to recount: richer in history, deeper in feeling, grounded in a politics of progress rather than dread
Pope Francis declares evolution and Big Bang theory are real and God is not 'a magician with a magic wand'
Huge surge in Ukip support after EU funding row, according to new poll
Ukip ‘exploiting grooming scandal’ to secure party’s first police chief
Nigel Farage: 'There’s nothing wrong with white people blacking up'
Muslims, immigration and teenage pregnancy: British people are ignorant about almost everything
Maureen Lipman says 'she can't vote Labour while Ed Miliband is leader'
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- 2 Canadian actor punched in face after 'Islamophobia' experiment goes wrong in wake of Ottawa shooting
- 3 Topshop at centre of row over body image as 'shocking' skinny mannequin photo goes viral
- 4 Kentucky gang rape: 15-year-old boy left in critical condition after sexual attack by group at party
- 5 Of course, teenage girls need role models – but not like beauty vlogger Zoella