Vol. 41 No. 1 · 3 January 2019

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Cover Artist

Jon McNaught


David Ford, Jamie Angus, Owen Bennett-Jones, Brian Cheadle, John O’Dowd, Euan Macdonald, Harald Prins

David Runciman

Which way to the exit?

On Brexit

Patrick McGuinness, Maria Dimitrova, Dubravka Ugrešić, Christopher Prendergast, Jeremy Harding, Thomas Meaney, Alexander Clapp, Ottilie Mulzet, Joanne O’Leary, Thomas Jones, Aslak Sira Myhre, Agata Pyzik, Tor Krever, Lorna Scott Fox, Bernard Porter, Kajsa Ohrlander

Francis Gooding

The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs: The Untold Story of a Lost World by Steve Brusatte. Macmillan, 404 pp., £20, May 2018, 978 1 5098 3006 0

Katherine Rundell

Consider the Narwhal

Robert Cioffi

In Search of the Phoenicians by Josephine Quinn. Princeton, 360 pp., £27, December 2017, 978 0 691 17527 0

Michael Wood

Under the Net by Iris Murdoch. Vintage, 432 pp., £9.99, July 2019, 978 1 78487 518 3

Anne Carson

Poem: ‘On Davey’

Billy Beswick

Short Cuts: At Peking University

Seamus Perry

Selected Poems and Prose by Percy Bysshe Shelley, edited by Jack Donovan and Cian Duffy. Penguin, 893 pp., £12.99, January 2017, 978 0 241 25306 9

Charles Hope

At the National Gallery: Lorenzo Lotto

Jessie Childs

Battle-Scarred: Mortality, Medical Care and Military Welfare in the British Civil Wars edited by David Appleby and Andrew Hopper. Manchester, 247 pp., £80, July 2018, 978 1 5261 2480 7

Tom Paulin

Poem: ‘The Revenant’

Edmund Gordon

Melmoth by Sarah Perry. Serpent’s Tail, 271 pp., £16.99, October 2018, 978 1 78816 065 0

Alex Abramovich

Otis Redding: An Unfinished Life by Jonathan Gould. Crown, 544 pp., £12.99, May 2018, 978 0 307 45395 2

Daniel Soar

At the Royal Academy: Renzo Piano

Alan Bennett

Diary: Allelujah!

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