I enjoyed many more books this year than I can possibly list, but the following – as with all lists – is selective and subjective. Books on the list are not necessarily ones that were published in 2013; rather, they are books I enjoyed reading this year. Read more

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I enjoyed many more books this year than I can possibly list, but the following – as with all lists – is selective and subjective. Books on the list are not necessarily ones that were published in 2012; rather, they are books I enjoyed reading this year. Read more

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One can’t spend the last week of the year without making at least one ‘best of’ list. This list isn’t, by my reckoning, a list of the best books of 2011. Rather, it offers a compendium of some of the books I have enjoyed and admired this year. Read more

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Ernest Hemingway is one of the first great writers we read as adolescents. By the time I was 19, I had – like many of my friends – exhausted his entire oeuvre. Read more

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I have broken a rib and have taken up residence in the land of pain and ill health. Here, the rules of existence are very different. Read more

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As part of its Christmas books special, the Guardian did a wonderful, imaginative thing. Read more

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Trashing writers – trashing some of England’s leading writers, no less – is what Gabriel Josipovici felt like doing at the end of last month. Read more

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