A literary immortal or a talented mediocrity?
He was the physicist who went to Microsoft and made his fortune. These days he’s a tycoon, philanthropist, dino-hunter and bestselling author
And a poignant moment with Iris Murdoch
The inwardness and soul of Mark Rylance
George Orwell’s maxims: a list of the best
A poignant German what-if novel about a life which can’t escape death
Young-adult writer, YouTube star and world-champion worrier. The author of “The Fault in Our Stars” has become the voice of a generation
Four firms of architects and designers try to create the bookshop of their dreams
It is now 65 years since George Orwell died, and he has never been bigger. How did this happen?
A gripping history of a working-class family, a puckish Peter Carey, and our books of the year