Alexander Larman

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

The awards used to be entertainingly eccentric

Book reviews are not the preserve of the literary dilettantes — they have real power

Who is the man behind “The IPCRESS File”?

His films are overrated, overindulged, and dismal

Has the National Theatre brought back fun?

This production of Private Lives amuses as much as it moves its audience

Will the real David Mamet please stand up?

Souvenir Part II offers no hope for British cinema

Should we still care about Michelin stars?

Spin-offs are all very well, but can’t we have the real thing?