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What comforted us in this cursed year? Spoiler: this list does not include Trolls 2

What comforted us in this cursed year? Spoiler: this list does not include Trolls 2

Most of us will want to go to bed early on the 31st, possibly with the aid of a mild sedative, so we can put the whole cursed year behind us.

  • by Jacqueline Maley

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The charm and contradictions of a great writer

The charm and contradictions of a great writer

The British writer Graham Greene could write novels that were steeped in moral dilemmas and others that he styled as ‘entertainments’.

  • by Peter Craven
Non-fiction reviews: The Comeback Season and three other titles

Non-fiction reviews: The Comeback Season and three other titles

Geoff Lemon’s account of last year’s Ashes series in England is about so much more than cricket.

  • by Steven Carroll
Sigrid Nunez and the wry fiction of friends asking favours

Sigrid Nunez and the wry fiction of friends asking favours

The American writer's latest book is an allusive feast.

  • by Helen Elliott
Alex Miller's memoir pays a debt of gratitude and love

Alex Miller's memoir pays a debt of gratitude and love

In Max, Alex Miller searches for the backstory of his friend and mentor.

  • by Michael McGirr
Are you a book lover? Read on

Are you a book lover? Read on

This week we launched our first edition of The Booklist, our weekly newsletter about books, reading and writing. 

  • by Jason Steger
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Hidden wonders of the urban world

Hidden wonders of the urban world

A new book explores the hidden design in our built environments.

  • by Ray Edgar
Summer reading: 13 books to take your mind off 2020

Summer reading: 13 books to take your mind off 2020

From a Korean best-seller to a heart-stealing collection of essays and the best of David Sedaris, our book critics have your holiday reading sorted.

  • by Jessie Tu, Declan Fry and Thuy On
Unflinching in its detail, Shuggie Bain is a worthy Booker Prize winner

Unflinching in its detail, Shuggie Bain is a worthy Booker Prize winner

Douglas Stuart's first novel won this year's Booker Prize

  • by Stephanie Bunbury
Non-fiction reviews: The Good Germans and three others

Non-fiction reviews: The Good Germans and three others

Catrine Clay's The Good Germans feels eerily familiar

  • by Steven Carroll
'Happiest at salsa classes': Author a friend until the end
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'Happiest at salsa classes': Author a friend until the end

Robert Dessaix's latest work is a philosophical exploration of growing older.

  • by Miriam Cosic