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David Jones: Painter and Poet

By Alex Preston Alex Preston is the author of two highly-acclaimed works of fiction:  This Bleeding City and The Revelations. Before becoming a novelist he worked in the world of finance, but before embarking on that career he read English at Hertford College, Oxford where he developed an appreciation of the work of David Jones,…

Extract: ‘Prometheus: Fire and Poetry’ from THE INKY DIGIT OF DEFIANCE by Tony Harrison

To mark Tony Harrison’s 80th birthday, we’re pleased to share one of his most erudite pieces on post-Communist Europe and his film Prometheus (1998), taken from the newly published The Inky Digit of Defiance: Selected Prose 1966–2016. This richly varied selection of Tony Harrison’s provocative prose of the last fifty years, edited with a foreword…

General Election Reading List

From illuminating political observations to dystopian fiction, here is our General Election reading list.   How to Speak Money by John Lanchester Money is our global language. Yet so few of us can speak it. The language of the economic elites can be complex, jargon-filled and completely baffling. And we need to understand it because if we…