Our January issue is out now!
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Seven Empty Houses by Samanta Schweblin reviewed
By Mia Levitin
Lucy by the Sea by Elizabeth Strout reviewed
The Last White Man by Mohsin Hamid reviewed
Either/Or by Elif Batuman reviewed
Burntcoat by Sarah Hall reviewed
Sketches of the Criminal World: Further Kolyma Stories by Varlam Shalamov reviewed
A post-racial world
Life’s great dilemma
Varlam Shalamov’s Kolyma Tales are among the most harrowing in all literature
Only time will tell if there’ll be a Great Pandemic Novel
Isolating with the ex
Displacement and disturbance
Thought-provoking commentary and opinion on politics, books and the arts.