Stephanie Sy-Quia

A toast to brotherhood: Summer, by Ali Smith, reviewed

15 August 2020 9:00 am

The concluding novel of Ali Smith’s seasonal quartet is a family affair. Her intergenerational group of seeming strangers from the…

More secrets from the Underground Railroad: The Water Dancer by Ta-Nehisi Coates reviewed

21 February 2020 10:00 pm

Ta-Nehisi Coates’s debut novel transports us to antebellum Virginia, when the tobacco wealth of years gone by is dwindling, due…

Rescuing the great British Cheddar

9 November 2019 9:00 am

Gastronomy is one of the deepest forms of culture. If you’ve grown up in France you know this, to the…

Lawrence Ferlinghetti. Credit: Rex Features

Missive from a living fossil: Little Boy, by Lawrence Ferlinghetti, reviewed

23 March 2019 9:00 am

In his adopted city of San Francisco, the poet, publisher and painter Lawrence Ferlinghetti is venerated to levels nearing those…