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Introducing: Sally Rooney

Earlier this year, when The Times review of Irish writer Sally Rooney’s second novel deemed her ‘the first great millennial author,’ the term ‘millennial’ wasn’t loaded with any of the…

Introducing: Zadie Smith

The author of prodigious works such as White Teeth and On Beauty, Zadie Smith is a big name in contemporary fiction. Smith’s novels deal with issues of race, identity and…

Introducing: Kazuo Ishiguro

After awarding him the 2017 Nobel Prize in Literature, the Swedish Academy described Kazuo Ishiguro as a writer “who, in novels of great emotional force, has uncovered the abyss beneath…

Introducing: The Sensational Life and Death of Qandeel Baloch by Sanam Maher

The Sensational Life and Death of Qandeel Baloch is journalist Sanam Maher’s biography of Pakistan’s first social media star. Prior to reading the book, I wasn’t all that familiar with…

Introducing: Mitch Griffiths

That shocked you, didn’t it?” The greeting of Althorp Estate’s tour-guide is not the welcome to a stately home you would expect. Whispers of disbelief are heard echoing across the…

Introducing: Margaret Atwood

It is a rare and wonderful thing to find a writer who is as dazzling in person as she is in print. Canadian novelist, poet, inventor, environmental activist and general…

Introducing: Rainer Maria Rilke

To read Rilke is to reach into emptiness: W.H. Auden, who was greatly influenced by Rilke in his earlier poetry, went so far to describe him as “the Santa Claus…

Introducing: Haruki Murakami

In 1978, Murakami was watching a baseball game when American player Dave Hilton came to bat. At the exact moment that Hilton hit a double, Murakami realised that he could…