Aminatta Forna: don’t judge a book by its author

‘I have never met a writer who wishes to be described as a female writer, gay writer, black writer, Asian writer or African writer’ … Aminatta Forna on her frustration at the book world’s obsession with labels and identity

Martin Freeman interview: 'I had no interest in Fargo just being a TV version of the film'

The Hobbit and Sherlock star talks to Andrew Anthony about his new role, the Coen brothers and working with Billy Bob Thornton

An Encyclopaedia of Myself review – Jonathan Meades is a man bristling with everything

The cultural critic has turned in a fascinating memoir, but the weight of its facts and opinions can be overwhelming, writes Andrew Anthony

Karl Ove Knausgaard: ‘Writing is a way of getting rid of shame’

Norwegian writer Karl Ove Knausgaard’s bestselling, deeply exposing six-part memoir has been a literary sensation the world over – and upset not a few of his relatives

Dylan Moran: ‘Panel shows… I have an absolute horror of those’

As his new tour kicks off, the Irish stand-up reveals his loathing of cosy British comedy, and why he’s still laughing at those who threaten our freedom of speech

Engagament Archives - Hääkuvaaja Helsinki dokumentaarinen Hääkuvaus | Soasepp wedding photography » Hääkuvaaja Helsinki dokumentaarinen Hääkuvaus | Soasepp wedding photography

Engagament Archives - Hääkuvaaja Helsinki dokumentaarinen Hääkuvaus | Soasepp wedding photography » Hääkuvaaja Helsinki dokumentaarinen Hääkuvaus | Soasepp wedding photography

Susan Greenfield: 'I've always marched to the beat of my own drum'

Susan Greenfield talks to Andrew Anthony about her detractors, her dystopian novel and the growing disconnect between our real self and the social media one

Karl Ove Knausgaard: ‘Writing is a way of getting rid of shame’

Norwegian writer Karl Ove Knausgaard’s bestselling, deeply exposing six-part memoir has been a literary sensation the world over – and upset not a few of his relatives

Writers' indignation: Kazuo Ishiguro rejects claims of genre snobbery

Writer's indignation: Kazuo Ishiguro rejects claims of genre snobbery

Kazuo Ishiguro’s turn to fantasy

The Booker-winner’s excursion through Britain’s mythical past is a rumination on memory, love and war worthy of a place among the greats

Hans Ulrich Obrist: ‘Everything I do is somehow connected to velocity’

Hans Ulrich Obrist: ‘Everything I do is somehow connected to velocity’

Swiss curator Hans Ulrich Obrist talks and travels incessantly, barely sleeps and never cooks.

Hans Ulrich Obrist: ‘Everything I do is somehow connected to velocity’

Swiss curator Hans Ulrich Obrist talks and travels incessantly, barely sleeps and never cooks. He’s far too busy keeping London’s Serpentine gallery at the pinnacle of conceptual art…

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