Books

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Complicit by Winnie M Li review – bitterly convincing tale of abuse in the film industry
Sexual assault survivor Winnie M Li delivers a visceral and timely novel about the men – and women – who turn a blind eye to systemic exploitation

Stephanie Merritt

27, Jun, 2022 @10:00 AM

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Poem of the week: Llyn Gwynant by Elizabeth-Jane Burnett
A bracing celebration of the exhilaration and refreshment found in wild swimming

Carol Rumens

27, Jun, 2022 @9:46 AM

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All in My Head by Jessica Morris review – a candid and defiant memoir about cancer
Morris resolves to fight her aggressor in this extraordinary account of her five-year struggle with a terminal brain tumour

Nicci Gerrard

27, Jun, 2022 @8:00 AM

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Living on a Thin Line by Dave Davies review – a Kink in his armour
This powerful tell-all from the Kinks guitarist puts the spotlight on his own bad behaviour, dalliances with the occult and his recovery from a stroke

Kitty Empire

27, Jun, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Frank Moorhouse, Australian author and essayist, dies aged 83
Admirers pay tribute to writer best known for the Edith trilogy after death in Sydney hospital

Sian Cain

27, Jun, 2022 @12:35 AM

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In brief: The Love Songs of WEB Du Bois; Impossible; Jan Ullrich – reviews
A lyrical, witty novel of the US south, a great Italian writer’s mountain detective story, and the history of a controversial cycling champion

Ben East

26, Jun, 2022 @3:00 PM

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The Ballad of Lord Edward and Citizen Small by Neil Jordan review – gripping tale of an unequal friendship
The film-maker and author’s latest novel, about the bond between an aristocrat and a freed slave, is thrillingly written and laden with social and sexual ambiguity

Alexander Larman

26, Jun, 2022 @10:00 AM

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Zelensky: A Biography by Serhii Rudenko review – from voice of Paddington to global giant
This uneven account of the Ukrainian president’s three years in power is aimed at his home market, but offers glimpses of the man behind the wartime facade

Andrew Anthony

26, Jun, 2022 @8:00 AM

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Amy & Lan by Sadie Jones review – the end of childhood innocence
The writer’s achingly poignant sixth novel recounts the story of two youngsters whose friendship is pulled apart by the tensions of the adult world in a rural Eden

Stephanie Merritt

26, Jun, 2022 @8:00 AM

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The Kingdom of Sand by Andrew Holleran; Fire Island by Jack Parlett – review
The author of gay cult classic Dancer from the Dance moves on from disco-fuelled revels to ‘death’s antechamber’ in his august portrait of a man for whom duty calls in Florida

Peter Conrad

26, Jun, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Summer reading: the 50 hottest new books for a great escape
From pageturning thrillers and comic novels to an antidote to doomscrolling – our pick of the best new fiction and nonfiction. Plus 10 brilliant paperbacks, and 10 great reads for children and teens

Justine Jordan, David Shariatmadari and Imogen Russell Williams

25, Jun, 2022 @8:00 AM

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I’m A Fan by Sheena Patel review – a brutal, brilliant debut
A woman wrestles with the objects of her obsession in this thrilling take on gender, race and power dynamics

Lamorna Ash

25, Jun, 2022 @6:30 AM

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