Frank Lawton

The end of capitalism has been just around the corner for centuries

13 June 2020 9:00 am

These days the world seems to end with staggering regularity. From the financial crisis to Brexit to Trump to a…

Ben Lerner’s much hyped latest novel reads like an audit of contemporary grievances

16 November 2019 9:00 am

Things keep recurring in the novels of Ben Lerner — snatches of conversation, lines of poetry, Lerner himself. But in…

Jerusalem’s libraries contain priceless treasures — but almost no one gets to see them

13 July 2019 9:00 am

The bearded figure clad in white robes and wandering barefoot through the streets of Jerusalem is not, in fact, the…

Nina Stibbe. Credit: Alecsandra Raluca Dragoi

Further adventures of a dysfunctional family: Reasons to be Cheerful, by Nina Stibbe, reviewed

23 March 2019 9:00 am

My ex-dentist resembled a potato wearing a Patek Phillipe. In those precious moments between the golf course and the cruise…