Vol. 40 No. 7 · 5 April 2018

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Cover Artist

Jon McNaught

Rosemary Hill

What does she think she looks like? The Dress in Your Head


Anne Enright, Basem Ra’ad, Norma Clarke, Dick Russell, John Bailey, James Grainger, Belinda Meares, Jonathan Church, Jack Rosenthal, Yvonne Bristow, David Elstein, Thomas Westcott, Rhoda Koenig, Jim Provan, Polly Devlin

Patrick Cockburn

Survivors of the Syrian Wars

Donald MacKenzie

How to Solve the Puzzle

Clare Bucknell

Memoirs on the Life and Travels of Thomas Hammond, 1748-75 edited by George E. Boulukos. Virginia, 303 pp., £47.95, June 2017, 978 0 8139 3967 4

Anne Wagner

At the Nasher Sculpture Centre: Neanderthal Art

James Meek


William Davies

Short Cuts: Cambridge Analytica

Malcolm Gaskill

On Strike

Sheila Fitzpatrick

Stalin, Vol. II: Waiting for Hitler, 1928-41 by Stephen Kotkin. Allen Lane, 1154 pp., £35, October 2017, 978 0 7139 9945 7

Julian Bell

Charles I: King and Collector  Royal Academy, London, until 15 April 2018
Charles II: Art and Power  Queen’s Gallery/London, until 13 May 2018

Michael Wood

Zama by Antonio Di Benedetto, translated by Esther Allen. NYRB, 198 pp., £9.99, June 2017, 978 1 59017 717 4
Nest in the Bones by Antonio Di Benedetto, translated by Martina Broner. Archipelago, 275 pp., £15.99, May 2017, 978 0 914671 72 5

Michael Longley

Poem: ‘After Amergin’

Adam Mars-Jones

The Vegetarian by Han Kang, translated by Deborah Smith. Portobello, 160 pp., £8.99, November 2015, 978 1 84627 603 3
Human Acts by Han Kang, translated by Deborah Smith. Portobello, 224 pp., £8.99, November 2016, 978 1 84627 597 5
The White Book by Han Kang, translated by Deborah Smith. Portobello, 128 pp., £10, November 2017, 978 1 84627 629 3

Hal Foster

Duty Free Art: Art in the Age of Planetary Civil War by Hito Steyerl. Verso, 256 pp., £16.99, October 2017, 978 1 78663 243 2

Thomas Jones

Diary: The Bomb in My Head

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