Hemingway

Whatever happens next, Havana will always be Havana

20 May 2017 9:00 am

With more than a million visitors every year, Havana is now a fabulous, half-derelict human zoo, says John Gimlette

Cynan Jones’s Cove is an unforgettable adventure

3 December 2016 9:00 am

If there’s one shared characteristic of the so-called ‘new nature writing’ it is a failure, with a few notable exceptions,…

Mario Reading reviews four first-rate first novels

29 August 2015 9:00 am

It has become something of a truism among writers’ groups and in articles offering advice on how best to secure…

‘Doorways to the unknown’: Clive James’s Latest Readings

22 August 2015 9:00 am

In the preface to his great collection of essays The Dyer’s Hand, W.H. Auden claimed: ‘I prefer a critic’s notebooks…

The road to Lolita: why Nabokov’s literary talent finally blossomed in America

22 August 2015 9:00 am

Speak, Memory, Vladimir Nabokov’s nostalgic memoir, reflects on his life from the age of three to 41, taking us from…

Old age is not for sissies

7 March 2015 9:00 am

The secret of eternal youth, according to Alice Roosevelt Longworth, is arrested development, and the penny dropped last week. The…

The only things modern Greece inherited from the Ancients are jealousy and envy

17 August 2013 9:00 am

On board the Weatherbird off the Peloponnese The old girl groans and creaks as we tack time and again, the…

The heart of Hemingway

7 January 2012 11:00 am

A new biography of ‘Papa’ has deeply impressed Sam Leith, although its thoroughness — like its subject — ‘teeters on nuts’