Shakespeare in Swahililand guides us through a number of significant Shakespeare sightings in East Africa since the mid-19th century
The book conjures an effect of ethereal beauty and unexpected humour, but, as the book wears on, meaning becomes increasingly elusive amid the narrative mazes
The event managed to pull in an impressive selection of top international authors… and me
In the fourth part of our series marking the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, Antony Sher celebrates a pair of extraordinarily rich history plays
This book, Bakewell suggests, also functions as a sort of café where intellectuals continually pop in and out
Hermann’s debut novel deals with the sombre subject of stalking, dwelling upon the inner world of the stalker as well as entering the lives of his victims
National caricatures and stereotypes occupy a curious limbo between truth and fiction
These books' exploration of politics, history, and the human condition are so insightful, they've withstood the test of time
Trio discuss their experiences for groundbreaking online course 'Literature and mental health: Reading for wellbeing'
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The overarching sentiment in 'My Own Life', which announced his illness to the world, is that of gratitude
'I think the book sticks in my mind because it began a lifelong love/fear relationship with the ocean'
From The Buried Giant by Kazuo Ishiguro, to The Mark and the Void by Paul Murray
Elaine Feinstein celebrates the writers and translators she has known in her latest collection Portraits (Carcanet £9.99). The bulk of the poems are elegies: “April Fool’s Day” for the First World War poet Isaac Rosenberg, referencing the “cosmopolitan rat” of his best-known poem, “Break of Day in the Trenches”.