fatherhood

James Kelman plays Memphis

9 July 2016 9:00 am

When James Kelman won the Man Booker prize for How Late it Was, How Late, one judge stormed out, calling…

How my father plotted against Gaddafi — by Hisham Matar

25 June 2016 8:00 am

Hisham Matar’s family memoir of terrible deeds — and of love, loyalty and courage — simply must be read, says Horatio Clare

Stop telling men they’re useless at childcare, and maybe they’ll be better

18 June 2016 9:00 am

There is an annoying cultural trope that men are useless idiots when it comes to childcare

My amazing dad has found the secret of a happy life

13 September 2014 9:00 am

This week I wanted to tell you about my amazing dad. He hasn’t died or anything. I just thought I’d…

Do-gooders neglect their children. Just look at my dad – and me

26 July 2014 9:00 am

A few years ago, a family friend described my father as being a bit like Mrs Jellyby in Bleak House,…

A guide to marriage, moving and fatherhood – and also not a bad tool with which to beat your solicitor to death

12 July 2014 9:00 am

Over the past 12 months, I’ve proposed to my girlfriend, moved house, got married, and become a father. The most…