In her latest book, Astra Taylor argues that democracy is not just in crisis, but that real democracy, inclusive and egalitarian, has never existed. She talks about it to David Graeber.
Peter Pomerantsev’s latest book, This is Not Propaganda, travels the world to investigate why we can no longer believe what we say, or say what we believe. He talks about here with Marina Hyde and Carl Miller.
Saidiya Hartman talks to Lola Olufemi about Wayward Lives, Beautiful Experiments , in which she tells the inspiring and surprising stories of the first emancipated generation of black women in the USA.
Jorge Galán discusses his extraordinary non-fiction novel Noviembre, now published in English as November, which recounts the horrifying murder of six Jesuit priests and two women during the Salvadorian civil war in 1989.
In her latest book Surfacing (Sort of Books), poet and essayist Kathleen Jamie explores what emerges: from the earth, from memory and from the mind. Her travels take her from Arctic Alaska to the sand dunes and machair of Scotland in a quest to discover what archaeology might tell us about the past, the present and the future. Her writing throughout is marked, as always, by an acute attention to the natural world.
Denise Riley’s devastating long poem ‘A Part Song’, written in response to the death of her son, was first published in the LRB in 2012 and later became the kernel of her acclaimed collection Say Something Back.
Music critic Ian Penman is back with a pioneering book of essays alluding to a lost moment in musical history ‘when cultures collided and a cross-generational and “cross-colour” awareness was born’.
Deborah Levy's latest novel The Man Who Saw Everything plays with time and memory in a gripping exploration of the weight of history and the disastrous consequences of trying to ignore it.