Jonathan Coe

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Jonathan Coe on The Rotters’ Club: ‘My diary provided endless material, but I didn’t like the person I was’
The author on mixing semi-fact with fiction – and the school rule about swimming naked that inspired the novel’s big comedy set piece

Jonathan Coe

24, Jul, 2021 @11:30 AM

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In brief: Black Water Sister; Mr Wilder & Me; Teach Yourself to Sleep – reviews
A graduate is haunted by the voice of her grandmother, Jonathan Coe examines fame through a film director, and Kate Mikhail wants to send us to sleep

Ben East

27, Jun, 2021 @3:00 PM

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Culture to cheer you up during the second lockdown: part one
As parts of the UK enters another month – at least – of being stuck indoors, our critics pick out top music, games, books, TV, dance and art fixes to lift your spirits

Alexis Petridis, Keza MacDonald, Alison Flood, Lucy Mangan, Lyndsey Winship, Jonathan Jones

05, Nov, 2020 @10:51 AM

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Mr Wilder & Me by Jonathan Coe review – the director's cut
A young woman finds herself on the set of Billy Wilder’s 1978 film Fedora, in Coe’s love letter to the spirit of cinema

Mark Lawson

05, Nov, 2020 @7:30 AM

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What a Carve Up! review – ingenious and gripping reimagining of Coe's novel
Beginning at the end, Jonathan Coe’s novel about the scheming Winshaws is turned into an audacious investigative whodunnit

Arifa Akbar

02, Nov, 2020 @1:06 PM

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Jonathan Coe: 'It’s the point in your life at which you start asking yourself, what next?'
The satirist who skewered the 1980s in What a Carve Up! is approaching elder statesman status. He talks about Brexit, prizes, cancel culture – and his Hollywood hero Billy Wilder

Lisa Allardice

31, Oct, 2020 @9:00 AM

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Mr Wilder & Me by Jonathan Coe review – satisfyingly sweeping
A Greek film composer recalls Billy Wilder’s impact on her life in a novel that ranks among Jonathan Coe’s best

Alex Preston

26, Oct, 2020 @9:00 AM

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Book clinic: what can I read after work instead of watching TV?
From Jane Austen to medical memoirs, books that will help leave thoughts of the office behind

Hannah Beckerman

08, Feb, 2020 @6:00 PM

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On my radar: Jonathan Coe’s cultural highlights
The comic novelist on the genius of jazz organist Barbara Dennerlein and his love of Munich

Jonathan Coe

18, Jan, 2020 @3:00 PM

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Jonathan Coe wins Costa prize for ‘perfect’ Brexit novel
Middle England’s EU referendum story secures the 2019 novel award and goes up against first fiction, poetry and biography for Costa book of the year

Alison Flood

06, Jan, 2020 @7:30 PM

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All-nighters and sideways ideas: readers' books of the year
From rich histories to intense, dystopian futures, commenters share the highlights of their reading years

Guardian readers

17, Dec, 2019 @8:00 AM

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A citizens’ assembly could break the politicians’ Brexit deadlock | Letter
Letter: Rowan Williams, Damon Albarn, Ruth Lister, Laura Janner-Klausner, Jonathan Coe, Ian McEwan, Caitlin Moran, Neal Lawson and 13 others propose a way forward


16, Dec, 2018 @7:00 PM

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