Teju Cole: essays on the globalised world

6 August 2016 9:00 am

Born in Michigan, raised in Lagos and educated in London and New York, Teju Cole is about as cosmopolitan as…

Social comedy Peruvian-style

25 April 2015 9:00 am

Mario Vargas Llosa likes to counterpoint his darker novels with rosier themes: after the savagery of The Green House came…

Less alcohol, fewer drugs: how the British seem to be shedding their harmful habits

25 May 2013 9:00 am

Contrary to popular belief, Britons’ harmful habits seem to be on the wane

Classic makeover

11 December 2010 12:00 am

Philip Hensher finds Flaubert’s scorn for his characters relieved by hilarity