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The Testaments—a rich and complex sequel to The Handmaid's Tale

The Testaments—a rich and complex sequel to The Handmaids Tale This follow-up novel has been a long time coming. It’s grim, but also exciting and never straightforward

Toni Morrison, 1931—2019

Toni Morrison, 1931—2019 Toni Morrison, one of the greatest writers of the 21st century, died last week.

Socialist Worker’s 1989 interview with Salman Rushdie, author of The Satanic Verses

Socialist Worker’s 1989 interview with Salman Rushdie, author of The Satanic Verses This was the last interview Salman Rushdie gave before he went into hiding. We re-publish it as an important document from the time

Islamophobia, Free Speech and Salman Rushdie’s The Satanic Verses

Islamophobia, Free Speech and Salman Rushdie’s The Satanic Verses Hassan Mahamdallie looks at what was behind the anger at Salman Rushdie's The Satanic Verses, and how a new form of racism flourished in its wake

Orwell was heading leftward along the Road to Wigan Pier

Orwell was heading leftward along the Road to Wigan Pier On the 80th anniversary of George Orwell’s classic The Road to Wigan Pier, Simon Basketter looks at his account of working class life and the left

Communists and cops—the radical roots of Henning Mankell’s noir

Communists and cops—the radical roots of Henning Mankell’s noir The late Henning Mankell’s Wallander stories built on social realism—but the genre’s roots lie in a Marxist critique of Sweden, says Tomáš Tengely-Evans

Gabriel Garcia Marquez 1927-2014

21 April 2014
Mike Gonzalez looks at the significance of the anti-imperialist giant of Latin American literature who died last week

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