William Skidelsky

'How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia', by Mohsin Hamid – review

6 April 2013 9:00 am

In the classic rags-to-riches narrative, a boy born into poverty attains respectability by dint of hard work, clean living and…

Rich pickings

1 December 2012 9:00 am

Despite its playfully obfuscating title, the rationale behind this anthology is pretty straightforward. A ‘fake’ is a fictional text that…

Wit and wisdom

2 July 2008 12:00 am

William Skidelsky on a collection of W.H. Auden's prose

A world without frontiers

18 March 2008 12:00 am

William Skidelsky on Alberto Manguel's new book

The critic and the novelist

22 March 2007 8:05 am

Novelists do not always make the best critics, and vice versa. But there are writers — Henry James, Virginia Woolf…

Shooting the breeze for free

8 February 2007 8:49 am

The Paris Review came into being in 1953, when a group of young Americans living in Paris, among them George…