Alexander Larman

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

Ian McKellen’s Hamlet meets impossibly high expectations

Is this 1991 blockbuster an underrated masterpiece or kitsch nonsense?

Why is Prince Harry publishing a memoir?

Without taxpayer handouts, will the arts finally be forced to give people what they want?

Round-up: what do these books tell us about literary culture in 2021?

Boris Johnson may rue the day he gave a footballer a gong for something other than football

Suggestions that Donner was a director-for-hire rather than a true auteur are harsh and inaccurate

As the architect of austerity against culture and the arts, is the former Chancellor really the right man for the job?

Thanks to “critical theory”, the study of English literature has become overrun with boring academics who hardly inspire the next generation

Scoundrel, liar, cheat and toady, George MacDonald Fraser’s Flashman is a creation of genius and a bracing antidote to our timid age