Dylan Thomas: Exactly what you need to know

Dylan Thomas: Exactly what you need to know

Dylan Thomas Day celebrates the poet and his achievements. But how should you tackle the sozzled Welsh wordsmith – and what is Under Milk Wood? Here’s the single thing you need to know about the Welsh poet Dylan Thomas. He wrote Under Milk Wood. That should be enough....
Why we’re all living an unusual kind of hell

Why we’re all living an unusual kind of hell

Surviving Hell – the title of Nick Dunn’s story of injustice and perilous prisons – seems a fitting tagline for our current Covid-19 predicament, don’t you think? The autobiography, which I edited for Mirror Books and which is on sale now, tells a twin-track tale. In...
Will by Will Self: What the critics are saying

Will by Will Self: What the critics are saying

Will by Will Self is a down-and-dirty picture of the earlier years of the famed nihilistic writer – but can he escape the pitfalls of the drug memoir? The man, the memoir Like a dull colleague’s dream painstakingly recounted despite a lack of narrative or point,...