Paul Lay

Paul Lay is the literary editor of The Critic. He tweets at @_paullay

Three non-fiction works beat out the general mediocrity of 2022

Reminders of our country’s shared past

Their output was more mixed than many critics would like to believe

A new exhibition at the Barbican sheds light on the forgotten decade

The King of Spin proved himself a custodian of the game long ago, on a summer’s day in Croydon