Marc Weitzmann on how radicalisation happens in the digital age.
‘I love Ai’s work because it gives me permission and reminds me that poetry invented fiction. I needed that in 1999 and I need it today.’
Rebecca Watson on the best book of 2012: Unmastered, by Katherine Angel.
An extract from Adam Weymouth’s Kings of the Yukon, winner of the Sunday Times / Peters Fraser + Dunlop Young Writer of the Year Award in association with the University of Warwick
‘I’m nervous at night when I take off my leg. I wait until the last moment before sleep to un-tech because I am a woman who lives alone’
‘We cannot know our era as it’s unfolding.’
Rebecca Watson on the life of the man who prototyped fascism, the Italian writer Gabriele D’Annunzio
‘Reading is at once a lonely and an intensely sociable act.’
‘I am my father’s daughter, a former prisoner of war and “suspicious person” who spent ten years in the Gulag.’ Translated from the Russian by Polly Gannon.
‘Speedy wanted to swallow the world.’
‘His life was one of calculation and endeavour, of learning and watching, remembering and trying.’
An excerpt from Matt Young's memoir Eat The Apple, which explores his three deployments to Iraq as a member of the US Marine Corps.
‘What satellites and the internet don’t do is give a voice to experience. And that’s where travel writing endures.’
‘Mass travel has liberated the form. No amount of package tours will stop ordinary life quietly continuing everywhere on earth.’
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