South Pacific

The torrential rain in Anbara Salam’s New Hebrides proves hellish. Credit: Getty Images

A review of debut novels — from Lisa Halliday, Margaret Wilkersen Sexton, Matthew Klam and Anbara Salam

2 June 2018 9:00 am

Publication of a debut novel is an experience comparable with the birth of a first child. Literary gestation is normally…

‘The Birth of Christ’, 1896, by Paul Gauguin

Why would a dissolute rebel like Paul Gauguin paint a nativity?

12 December 2015 9:00 am

Martin Gayford investigates how this splendid Tahitian Madonna came about and why religion was ever-present in Gauguin's art