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Burning Questions: Essays and Occasional Pieces 2004-2021 by Margaret Atwood reviewed
By Sarah Ditum
Things Are Against Us by Lucy Ellmann reviewed
The Great Mistake by Jonathan Lee reviewed
Let Me Tell You What I Mean by Joan Didion reviewed
Marjane Satrapi, the author-director of Persepolis, tells Sarah Ditum about her Marie Curie biopic, exile from Iran and fears for the future of democracy
A Girl’s Story by Annie Ernaux reviewed
Year of the Monkey by Patti Smith reviewed
Doxology by Nell Zink reviewed
Lucy Ellmann is angry about everything, especially men
Joan Didion’s needle-sharp eye never fails
Annie Ernaux looks back at her teenage self — and sees a stranger
The man who made Manhattan
Margaret Atwood seems embarrassed by the sheer volume of her output
Thought-provoking commentary and opinion on politics, books and the arts.