Books

Spreading fingers over a globe, not pinching them on a screen, is the best way to answer questions

A practical manual for anyone who has no choice but to sit on committees with idealistic intellectuals

All novels should be like this: stripped of the necessary but boring connective tissue

Not only is it a page-turner, it’s also an essential manual for defending women’s sport

Even Booker Prize-winning novelists struggle to make a living from writing

A new book on an inventive, unjustly underrated, provincial architect is handsome but flawed

From Oxford to Italy, the murders continue in 2024

The “golden years” of publishing were characterised by booze, bullying and amateurishness

It’s time for our annual guide to the best new fiction of the year

Andrews’ view of the world is a fringe sliver of what ethnic minorities think about Britain