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Iceland life

As they walk the bay of Reykjavik, Boyd Tonkin talks to bestselling Icelandic author Sjón about trolls, sagas and islands

Things come together

A new wave of African novelists, who write about the experience of migration, is gaining international recognition. Fiammetta Rocco reports on their rise

How Watership Down was written

Behind his story of rabbits and their struggles to survive lay Richard Adams’s own life, especially his wartime experiences. Here his granddaughter looks back on how it began