Michael Bywater is a writer and broadcaster. He was a long-running columnist for the Independent on Sunday and his books include Lost Worlds (2004) and Big Babies (2006).
19 April 2013 06:02 PM
If you can’t weep at a funeral, even a funeral of such pomp and vainglory as this one, when can you weep? Yet Osborne's tears for Thatcher continue to bemuse us
01 March 2013 07:12 PM
Rats have demonstrated the first signs of telepathy
24 February 2013 07:50 PM
Michael Bywater pays tribute to Ray Cusick, who died last week, and his invention of a quintessentially British baddie
Michael Bywater: The Etch a Sketch was infinitely worse at something all of us can do, but millions were sold
04 February 2013 12:00 AM
The beastly thing had a strange, clairvoyant significance
12 January 2013 12:00 AM
In Cambodia, 'orphanage tourism' has become the norm. Michael Bywater reports on his personal connection to a new approach which favours reuniting children with their families over foreign adoptions.
11 January 2013 07:07 PM
Now the chains are falling, one by one, we uneasily mourn them, like an unappealing aunt we never visited nor cared about while she lived.
27 July 2012 08:00 PM
Every athlete wants to beat the record, but in our own lives that ideal is a fallacy, not the solution
07 July 2012 12:00 AM
This masterly work of fiction illuminates the music, and magic, of the bagpipes
06 July 2012 08:00 PM
The problem is that science is hard. It’s not like the humanities where anyone can have a go
23 June 2012 12:00 AM
Slobber bar, rip entry, fartlek, whipping area... just some of the weird and wonderful jargon you'll hear commentators using during the Games. Michael Bywater translates the terminology.
The moment a Queen's Guard soldier lost it and drew his gun at annoying tourist
Greece crisis: IMF was pushed around by Angela Merkel and Nicholas Sarkozy – and now it is being humiliated
Greece crisis: The wider lesson is that it’s time to abandon this failed experiment in currencies
'I wish the BBC would stop calling it Islamic State' – David Cameron unleashes frustration at broadcaster
Pentagon accuses Russia of 'playing with fire' over nuclear threats towards Nato
They are neither a 'state' nor 'Islamic': Why we shouldn't call them Isis, Isil or IS
- 1 Tunisia hotel attack: Locals form 'human shield' to protect hotel from gunman Seifeddine Rezgui
- 2 German ethics council calls for incest between siblings to be legalised by Government
- 3 French woman dies in freak bungee jumping accident
- 4 Greece crisis: Crowdfunding campaign crashes Indiegogo, raises half a million in just three days
- 5 Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck to divorce and end their 10-year marriage