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From Game of Thrones

Why build new worlds

Dimitra Fimi considers how fantasy writers, including J. R. R. Tolkien and Ursula Le Guin, create new realities and cultures

Twenty questions

Emily Berry

Twenty Questions with Emily Berry

Which is your least favourite fictional character? I generally find characters who are writers to be extremely insufferable

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The Garden, 1990

AIDS and the universality of death

Gregory Woods considers the artistic legacy of the HIV/AIDS crisis

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The Parliament of Catalonia

A fraud or a farce

Henry Kamen examines the troubling referendum in Catalonia

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Sir Peter Hall

Remembering Peter Hall, 1930–2017

On the ‘ebullient, fascinating’ founder of the RSC, who has died aged eighty-six

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The Man Booker Prize 2017 shortlist

Man Booker Prize 2017 shortlist announced

Toby Lichtig rounds up this year’s surprising nominees

First Person

High-rise wilderness

High-rise wilderness

Mika Ross-Southall explores Adrián Villar Rojas's playful and disconcerting art installation at the National Observatory in Athens

Twenty questions

Daniel Handler

Twenty Questions with Daniel Handler

What author do you think is most overrated? Mark Twain, mistaking causticness for smarts and ambition for wisdom

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Jessica Mitford

Happy 100th Birthday, Decca

Mark McGinness celebrates the life and work of Jessica Mitford on her centenary

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Languages revealing worlds and selves

Languages revealing worlds and selves

Daniel Tammet describes his experience of learning languages as a synaesthete and seeing colours with the tongue