Mapping the intricacies of a dazzling social world, Nino Strachey’s intergenerational history of the Bloomsbury Group traces and celebrates the queer lineage that extended beyond the confines of ‘Old Bloomsbury’, in an open, generous account that is both biography and cultural history.
Blood and Cord brings a multiplicity of voices together to explore and celebrate the diverse experiences of parenthood. From the raw bodily sensations of baby rearing to the immanence of beauty in the everyday, this anthology captures it all, writes Rym Kechacha.
Jessica Widner’s Interiors powerfully and profoundly goes beyond one man’s tragic and mysterious death to ask questions about the afterlife, alternative worlds, embodiment and the (inter)relationships that make up life itself.
From influencers promoting the latest wellness fad to the ‘messy heroine’ trope of recent hit TV shows, the concept of authenticity has never been more widely preached, obsessed over and marketed writes Lisa Goodrum in her review of Emily Bootle’s persuasive new book, This Is Not Who I Am.
Rym Kechacha talks with author Siân Hughes about her debut novel, Pearl, the importance of medieval poetry to its themes, motherhood, grief and postpartum depression, and her research and writing process.
Art historian Julia Bagguley gives an introduction to the extraordinary artist at the centre of Kettle’s Yard’s latest exhibition, Lucie Rie, and celebrates her almost alchemical ability to make stunning pots, buttons, bowls and vases.
Our contributor Emily Walters talks to author Ennatu Domingo about the recent publication of her new book, Burnt EucalyptusWood, adoption and a nomadic sense of being, the centrality of language to identity, filmic narrative structures and the power of nostalgia in Ethiopian culture.
In Bryony Littlefair’s poetic exploration of the everyday, the dreaded dinner party or 9-5 grind are brilliantly subverted to an absurd extreme exposing the anxieties and struggles experienced by all in a capitalistic, corporately ruled society.
Our writer Georgia Poplett talks to scientist and author Dr Pragya Agarwal about what led her to write her latest book, Hysterical, the damaging history of gendered emotions, representation in data, subverting the classics and why the (feminist) future is bright – and furious!
Creating a ‘fine latticework of sentiment and language’, Pramila Venkateswaran’s latest poetry collection, We are Not a Museum, resurrects place and memory to become a powerful sthalapurana for the city of Kochi and the lives of the Jewish peoples in it.