Open Book with Kit de Waal

Mariella Frostrup talks to Kit de Waal, Researching novels, Counter-factual fiction.


5 New Horror Novels to Read This Summer

If your idea of a beach read involves abject terror, we’ve got some new novels to recommend.

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How to Feel Like a Human Online

In one of my favorite books of 2019, Rising, Elizabeth Rush writes of finding a phrase in an essay o...

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When it comes to a family trauma, who gets to tell the story?

When Fariha Róisín started writing Like a Bird, she thought the traumatic event at its heart was jus...

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House Arrest: Pandemic Diaries by Alan Bennett review – typical Bennett on atypical times

The octogenarian playwright documents the baffling absurdities of lockdown with his usual flair It i...

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Angela Saini's Favourite Reads of 2020

A celebrated science journalist, broadcaster and bestselling author, Angela Saini is known to many f...

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Bunker: Building for the End Times by Bradley Garrett review – the new doom boom

A study of bunker sites and the people preparing for the worst couldn’t be better timed When we ref...

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