'How do we become a serious people again?' Dave Eggers, Annie Proulx and more on the 2020 election

How is America faring after four years of Donald Trump? Which way will voters turn? US authors including Richard Powers, Ocean Vuong and Kiley Reid share their hopes and fears

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Dreaming of a better future? Ali Smith, Malcolm Gladwell and more on books to inspire change

As our thoughts turn to life after the pandemic, authors from this year’s Hay festival choose books...

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My favourite Ishiguro: by Margaret Atwood, Ian Rankin and more

Authors choose the Kazuo Ishiguro novels closest to their hearts, including Never Let Me Go, The Bur...

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On the brink of a Booker: 2020's shortlisted authors on the stories behind their novels

With the winner due to be announced next week, the six novelists up for the Booker prize reveal thei...

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Afterlives by Abdulrazak Gurnah review – living through colonialism

This compelling novel focuses on those enduring German rule in East Africa at the beginning of the t...

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Maaza Mengiste: 'Knausgård really doesn’t need me as a reader, I can move on'

The Booker nominated author on the influence of Homer, struggling with Moby-Dick and feeling changed...

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