THE GUARDIAN

Going native

on novelist Jhumpa Lahiri

Body and soul

on novelist Edmund White

Tokyo epic

on novelist David Peace

In EM Forster's footsteps

on novelist Carys Davies

A migrant's tale

on novelist Aravind Adiga

Why Egypt embraces Edward Albee

on the dramatist Edward Albee's reception in the Muslim world

THE FINANCIAL TIMES & FT WEEKEND

Parallel words

on being bilingual

Portraits of Islam

an essay about Islam in Europe

When empathy collides with ideology

on Peter Handke, winner of the 2019 Nobel Prize for Literature

After the Alhambra

on the historian Brian Catlos's Kingdoms of Faith: A New History of Islamic Spain

Inside the jihadi mind

on some recent writing about jihad, including John Wray's novel Godsend and Abdullah Anas's memoir To The Mountains

Unsocial media

on the New Yorker essayist Jia Tolentino's book Trick Mirror

Blinded by science

on the Indian writer Amitav Ghosh's novel Gun Island

Beyond the Warhol portraits

on the historian and translator Julia Lovell's Maoism: A Global History

Is the 'war on terror' founded on fantasy?

on sociologist Arun Kundnani's book The Muslims are Coming! 

The Johnny-come-latelies of geopolitics

on anthropologist Miriam Cooke's book Tribal Modern

More than flesh can bear

on Christos Tsiolkas's novel Damascus

Stuffed full of parody potential

on Jessica Anthony's novel, Enter the Aardvark

Murder in plain sight

on the novelist John Banville

THE WASHINGTON POST

 

Why human progress is inextricably linked to war

on the historian Margaret Macmillan's War

THE TIMES

 

Makers of the modern world

on Norman Lebrecht's Genius & Anxiety: How Jews Changed the World , 1847-1947

India's epic golden age

on the historian Richard Eaton's India in the Persianate Age 

Room at the top

on Hashi Mohamed's People Like Us: How to Make it in Modern Britain 

Perfidy in the UK

on Sam Byers's novel Perfidious Albion

The almighty versus the internet

on Nathan Englander's novel Kaddish.com

The seismic psyche of the Balkans

on Bulgarian poet Kapka Kassabova's travel writing

The partition of India through one family's eyes

on Marina Wheeler's history of parition

THE SPECTATOR

Hidden figures

an essay about statuary, decolonisation and history

Venus de Marlene

on Marlene Dietrich

In search of lost time

on the films of Hong Kong film director Wong Kar-Wai

Limelight and lucre

on Silvio Berlusconi

Zonked on Baudrillard

on The White Pube art collective

THE LA REVIEW OF BOOKS

The Stations of Life

an essay about pilgrimages

THE TLS

Action, in theory

on the novelist Viet Thanh Nguyen

Beneath the busy skies

on the novelist Paul Yoon

THE BROOKLYN RAIL

Know thyself!

an essay on autofiction, discussing David Shields's Reality Hunger and the poetry and fiction of Ocean Vuong

LITERARY REVIEW

The Doctor & The President

on Ayad Akhtar's novel Homeland Elegies

THE SULTAN'S SEAL

In Time's Late Hour

on the glorification of the past

THE LA TIMES

Taking a businesslike approach to social woes

on the development economists William Eggers and Paul Macmillan

PROSPECT MAGAZINE

Till the heavens be no more

on the philosopher Martin Hägglund's This Life

Frankenstein in Baghdad

on Ahmed Saadawi's novel Frankenstein in Baghdad

 

Why does Calcutta produce so many writers?

on Kushanava Choudhury's memoir The Epic City

 

THE CRITIC

Face masks diminish the romance of everyday life

on what it means for public life to be deprived of smiles
 

LITRO STORIES

Wadjda

on Saudi Arabian film director Haifaa al-Mansour

Literary ADHD

on the novelist and essayist Joshua Cohen

THE WHITE REVIEW

Theatre's Arab Turn

on Arab theatre in the UK

CRITICAL MUSLIM

Qutb: Poet and Islamist

on the poetry of Sayyid Qutb​

in Critical Muslim 8: Men in Islam (London: Hurst. 2013)

THE MILLIONS

A Teller of Truths

on novelist Ray Bradbury

FRIEZE

Frozen Fictions

on painter Lynette Yiadom-Boakye's exhibition Verses after Dusk (Serpentine, 2015)

Runner-up for the Frieze Writer's Prize 2015

Le Philosophe Lisant (1734) by Jean-Baptiste-Siméon Chardin