Alexander Larman

Alexander Larman is an author and journalist. His latest book is Byron’s Women (Head of Zeus)

To make people laugh for an hour is good business sense — but it says nothing about writing, or creativity, or art

The remake of the French original is rather merde

It has fallen to Scorsese to rescue the reputation of Powell and Pressburger

It’s time to appreciate Kingsley Amis — flaws and all

Someone has to suffer the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune

The choices show a lack of levity, imagination and courage

The acclaimed novelist harboured dreams of writing verse

What does it take for an author to become idolised way beyond their literary merit?

There’s much that can go wrong when the drama of a book is transferred to the stage

The moral campaigner is having another moment in the spotlight