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VS Naipaul: ‘I had no set way of writing’

Roderick Matthews

Seeing, feeling, and thinking with Sir Vidia. Snatches from my conversations with the greatest writer of English prose

VS Naipaul: Severe, Savage, Sublime

Remembering VS Naipaul (1932-2018)

Pulp Friction

The problem with the domestic crime industry

Jeet Thayil: A Poet’s Fiction

Jeet Thayil’s new novel is inhabited by troubled storytellers. The novelist talks about his art and life in a conversation with Nandini Nair

The Piazza and the Car Park

The genius of market activism is that it doesn’t reject the terminology of literary value; it disinherits and revivifies it, making it a powerful code

Salman Rushdie: Novelist of the Now

Salman Rushdie’s new novel is an American classic with Indian ancestry

In an Unequal World

A novelist’s testament against the social division of India

Ruskin Bond: The Solitary Reaper

Ruskin Bond relives his journey from the isolation of childhood to the home he found in the hills

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