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Nabihah Iqbal is after Something More

The National, November 2017 When the reviews start coming in for Nabihah Iqbal’s shimmering debut album of hazy, guitar-inflected synth-pop, there will be plenty of critics – and…

The rise of Lang Leav and the Instapoets

The National, November 2017 It’s not so long ago that writers, publishers, readers and critics alike were bemoaning contemporary poetry’s inability to cross into the mainstream. It wasn’t…

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Write To The Point by Sam Leith

  The Observer, October 2017 Language has rules, but there’s no umpire: this is the starting point for Sam Leith’s guide to correct or, more precisely, standard English…

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Fresh Complaint by Jeffrey Eugenides

The Observer, September 2017 In the perfectly paced, middle-aged, middle-class drama that completes Jeffrey Eugenides’s first collection of short stories, a famous physics professor “watches his life implode”…