Franz Kafka

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Franz Kafka drawings reveal ‘sunny’ side to bleak Bohemian novelist
Surreal drawings by author of The Trial – which he demanded be burnt after his death – to be published

Philip Oltermann

29, Oct, 2021 @8:00 AM

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The Trial review – even a tale of alienation needs an emotional anchor
Proper Job’s staging of Kafka’s unfinished novel has a watchable lead and some cracking jokes, but leaves us short on connection

Nick Ahad

25, Oct, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Metamorphosis review – playful spin on Kafka for the Zoom age
Gregor Samsa’s sudden bodily dislocation becomes a means of exploring digital-era dilemmas in Hijinx’s irreverent adaptation

Mark Fisher

22, Aug, 2021 @9:31 AM

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Luke Rhinehart obituary
Author of the 1971 cult classic The Dice Man, a novel about a man making decisions based on the roll of a die

Michael Carlson

25, Nov, 2020 @4:01 PM

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Milan Kundera 'joyfully' accepts Czech Republic's Franz Kafka prize
Prestigious award follows the restoration of his citizenship last year after decades of exile in Paris

Alison Flood

22, Sep, 2020 @12:19 PM

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After the restlessness finally there's stillness: my last stage of coronavirus isolation | Brigid Delaney
I’ve been to monasteries and religious retreats seeking calmness. The pandemic is giving me the same experience at home

Brigid Delaney

30, Apr, 2020 @5:30 PM

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The Metamorphosis review – Kafka classic becomes metaphor for pandemic
Kafka’s story is given a chilling update that chimes with our times, referencing the migrant crisis, the gig economy and fear of the unknown

Mark Fisher

16, Mar, 2020 @12:01 AM

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The recipe for realistic theatre gore? Jelly, oatmeal and raw meat
From cat brains to dismembered tongues, the teams behind theatre’s bloodiest shows reveal how they made audiences shriek with horror and delight

Arifa Akbar

03, Mar, 2020 @6:00 AM

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From Kafka to Gogol via Pynchon: top 10 absurd quests in fiction
From seeking how to stop being an ass to finding out where a month has gone missing, these stories are as weird as life

Joanna Kavenna

14, Aug, 2019 @12:00 PM

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Nicola Barker: 'I don't often finish books. I'm a promiscuous reader'
The novelist on a childhood encounter with The Metamorphosis, being inspired by Henry James and changed by St Teresa of Avila

Nicola Barker

26, Jul, 2019 @9:00 AM

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Kafka’s Last Trial by Benjamin Balint – review
Kafka’s dying request that his manuscripts be destroyed sparked a legal battle that raged for decades, as this vivid study reveals

Tim Adams

08, Jan, 2019 @9:00 AM

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Kafka’s Last Trial by Benjamin Balint review – long battle over a literary legacy
A scrupulous study of the squabble between Germany and Israel over Kafka’s papers, and the two women caught in the middle

John Banville

05, Jan, 2019 @7:30 AM

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