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An immorality tale: Lapvona, by Ottessa Moshfegh, reviewed

25 June 2022 9:00 am

Has there been a better novel this century than Ottessa Moshfegh’s My Year of Rest and Relaxation? There might not…

Private tragedies: Must I Go, by Yiyun Li, reviewed

15 August 2020 9:00 am

I can think of few novels as bleak or dispiriting as Yiyun Li’s 2009 debut, The Vagrants. Set in a…

How to go clubbing without leaving your living room

16 May 2020 9:00 am

To my surprise, what I miss most about life before the lockdown are parties. As others pine for restaurants and…

Bill Bryson: It’s impossible to be sick of England

18 April 2020 9:00 am

Bill Bryson on writing, loss and the wonders of the human body