I‘d flown back into Gatwick airport on a usual red-eye charter. A slimy morning sunlight was crawling over the docked night aircraft as I stepped along glass-walled walkways. It was at the Village Inn that I first hooked up with Eisin Park who was to change my life. Like me he was alone, like me, …
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Elif Batuman travels to the International Tolstoy Conference in Russia to determine, once and for all, if Leo Tolstoy was murdered.
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When Virginia Woolf was thirteen, she was abused by her half-brother George Duckworth. No one believed her – not even her biographers.
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Nell Boeschenstein on the fraught discourse surrounding post-mastectomy reconstruction.
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The Man Who Lived
Snigdha Poonam reports from India, where rumours spreading over WhatsApp fuel flash mobs, political violence and murder.
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Granta Best Young British Novelist, Alan Warner, shares five things he’s reading, watching and thinking about right now.