Christopher Hitchens

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The Princess review – Diana’s story remains captivating – and agonising
We know what happens but, even so, Ed Perkins’s skilfully edited documentary on the dazzling outsider royal is utterly and unerringly compelling

Peter Bradshaw

29, Jun, 2022 @12:00 PM

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Languages of Truth: Essays 2003-2020 by Salman Rushdie review - self-absorption writ large
Rushdie is overly drawn to low-hanging fruit in this smug collection of criticism, speeches and essays

Anthony Cummins

23, May, 2021 @8:00 AM

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It has been easier to cope with my cancer during lockdown - and books have been a lifeline
While being treated for a brain tumour, Susie Steiner has read memoirs and medical histories - but it was a novel that best captured the gruelling reality of illness

Susie Steiner

13, Jun, 2020 @10:00 AM

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I can never look at an alsatian without thinking of Martin Amis's London Fields | Rosa Lyster
When my dad introduced me to the novel, he didn’t say what it was about, says the writer Rosa Lyster

Rosa Lyster

27, Apr, 2020 @8:00 AM

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Martin Amis to publish novel inspired by death of Christopher Hitchens
An autobiographical novel, Inside Story, will chronicle the writer’s romantic affairs, the death of Hitchens – his closest friend – and the 9/11 attacks

Alison Flood

12, Feb, 2020 @12:15 PM

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London Review of Books: An Incomplete History review – 40 years of the LRB
Rants, spats and intellectual seriousness from London’s literary elite

John Mullan

01, Nov, 2019 @10:00 AM

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The week in radio: Forest 404; The Reunion; Archive on 4 – review
Radio 4’s new sci-fi series was darkly funny but also infuriating. Plus, powerful real-life drama in The Reunion; and remembering Christopher Hitchens

Sean O’Hagan

14, Apr, 2019 @6:00 AM

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Sam Harris, the new atheist with a spiritual side
The neuroscientist – and longtime exponent of meditation – talks about his new app and why he is definitely not an Islamophobe

Andrew Anthony

16, Feb, 2019 @3:00 PM

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The Four Horsemen review - whatever happened to ‘New Atheism’?
Dawkins, Hitchens, Dennett, Harris ... were the apostles of atheism as fearless as they thought?

Steven Poole

31, Jan, 2019 @7:30 AM

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Stephen Fry pronounces the death of classical liberalism: ‘We are irrelevant and outdated bystanders’
He wasn’t the only one, as the Festival of Dangerous Ideas contemplated the rapid changes in contemporary politics

Stephanie Convery

05, Nov, 2018 @2:28 AM

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The Rub of Time by Martin Amis – brilliant, except when it’s not
Amis is sublime on JG Ballard, writes Anne Enright, but she is less convinced by his views on Islam, ‘foreigners’ and war

Anne Enright

21, Sep, 2017 @7:59 AM

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Martin Amis: ‘I miss the English’
Six years after he left London for New York, is the novelist feeling homesick? He talks about the shock of Trump and status anxiety on both sides of the pond

Emma Brockes

16, Sep, 2017 @8:00 AM

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