Refugee roots link past and present
Jonathan Dean grew up in leafy Surrey, but his grandfather and great-grandfather were refugees. His new book delves into his family history of migration and persecution.
German seeds of tumult
Lies, damned lies — and relationships
Anthony Horowitz: Alex Rider's return
A Jewish-Asian love affair
Interview: Jonathan Waxman
A Hampstead tale of blended families
There aren't quite as many Jews in Francesca Segal's second novel as her first, but Jennifer Lipman still finds plenty that's familiar
He writes books for adults and children, television and plays. "It’s nice to be writing after 47 books and realising I’m not drying up, I’m getting better,” Anthony Horowitz tells Angela Kiverstein.
Thursday, May 18, 2017
Two very different novels, both about secrets and betrayal.
Monday, May 15, 2017
Wham, bam, hit your man
Anne Garvey enjoys an electrifying feminist tale of the future
Of love, loss and awkwardness
Francesca Segal was garlanded with praise and awards for her first book, The Innocents, set in Jewish north-west London. Her second is slightly less Jewish, she tells Jessica Weinstein.
Thursday, May 4, 2017
Review: Confessions of a Rabbi
Howard Cooper enjoys Rabbi Jonathan Romain's memoir
Wednesday, May 3, 2017
Boys — irritatingly — will always be boys
Jenni Frazer did not warm to Joel Dicker's new novel The Baltimore Boys
Man Booker picks: Jokes, history and haunted souls
A quick primer on two of the big Man Booker International prize tips
Friday, April 28, 2017
Saying Primo Levi's words out loud
It is 70 years since the publication of Primo Levi’s If This Is A Man — ahead of a planned live reading of the book, AL Kennedy reflects on its impact
Interview: Booker judge Daniel Hahn
Read 126 novels and come up with a shortlist of six - the job of a literary award panellist isn't easy...
Thursday, April 27, 2017
Musical quest from ouija board to rostrum
Jessica Duchen's musical mystery deserves great applause, says Madeleine Kingsley
Wednesday, April 26, 2017
A grasshopper's thoughts
A new collection of Jonathan Miller's writing has many delights, says Robert Low.
Mengele with schmaltz
Toby Lichtig is not impressed by a novel about one of the darkest corners of the Holocaust
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Review: Howard Jacobson's Pussy
David Herman enjoys a dark satire written quickly in response to Trump's election
Underpants and heroes
Angela Kiverstein's monthly round up of children's books.
Tuesday, April 4, 2017
Bright art erased by a brutal ending
Charlotte by David Foenkinos (translated by Sam Taylor) Canongate £12.99
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