On this episode of The Critic Books podcast, Francesca Peacock speaks to Salley Vickers about The Gardener

It would be easy to deride Emily Ratajowski as a hypocrite, but there is something deeper underneath her famous looks

Louis-Ferdinand Céline was a flawed man, but he should be allowed to be condemned by his words

Why are publishers so sniffy about stocking fillers?

They know their theories can’t withstand the cold light of real scholarship

Crime and thriller titles have replaced Strictly Come Dancing as the new craze for celebrities

Vivek Ramaswamy speaks to Oliver Wiseman about the undemocratic nature of corporate woke identity politics

Too many books, too little space and the insecurity of renting

Jonathon Green says the xenophobic 1920s novels that inspired his lifelong love of literature should not be cancelled