youth

Bombay schooldays revisited

26 August 2017 9:00 am

During a press interview in Bombay about his latest book, the author-narrator of Friend of My Youth feels ‘a surge…

I need this latest birthday like a hole in my head

19 August 2017 9:00 am

As Jacob Rees-Mogg said in a different context, a happy birthday at my age is a terminological inexactitude. I needed…

Twentysomethings: you won’t miss being poor. But you will miss not knowing what you’re doing

13 December 2014 9:00 am

What I miss most about being very young is the cluelessness. It’s enormously liberating, cluelessness. The boundaries of life are…

My desert island poet

31 May 2014 9:00 am

If I had to be marooned on a desert island with a stranger, that stranger would be John Burnside. Not…