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From Bilal, 2015

The Middle East, animated

Sarah Jilani explores the flourishing of animated films – a resilient art form with a long history in the region

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The cover of The Port of Peril

Orcs and Oulipo

Peter Hoskin explores the narrative tradition behind the interactivity of the Fighting Fantasy series

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The ISBN, decoded

The ISBN, decoded

Adrian Tahourdin reflects on those thirteen digits

First Person

Piers Plowman in the twenty-first century

Piers Plowman in the twenty-first century

Hetta Howes considers a medieval dream vision, the ‘Marmite of medieval literature’, and how it has been revived and reshaped for these troubled times

Twenty questions

Twenty Questions with Mark Haddon

What book do you think is most overrated? The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. Torture porn

First Person

Existential squidginess

Existential squidginess

Matthew Bown on the drawings of Quentin Blake – masterpieces of reduction that are 'never less, or more, than family-friendly'

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Knausgaard’s ramified complexities

Paul Binding on a profile of a writer ‘intensely engaged in the private and the personal’

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The Globe’s nostalgic new appointment

The Globe’s nostalgic new appointment

Emma Smith considers whether the coverage of Michelle Terry’s new role reveals a certain British parochialism

Cultural Life

Minsk, Belarus

The rebel actors of Belarus

Felix Light considers the political, and cultural, opposition in the former Soviet nation

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Man Booker Prize 2017

Man Booker Prize 2017

How the TLS judged the books announced as this year’s longlist nominees