X.Trapnel on the book world’s latest guessing game

Simon Callow reviews A Fate Worse than Hollywood by David Ambrose

Jonathon Green reviews A Place for Everything: The Curious History of Alphabetical Order by Judith Flanders

When white American author Jeanine Cummins wrote a novel about Mexican refugees a critical firestorm erupted

Ed West, Small Men on the Wrong Side of History

As The Critic enters into the podcasting business, Dominic Green surveys the world of motivational, self-affirming podcasts

Alexander Adams reviews Postcards from Africa: Photographs of the Colonial Era, by Christraud M. Geary

Jeremy Black reviews The Decline of Magic: Britain in the Enlightenment, by Michael Hunter

Jeremy Black’s recommendations for a murderous British genre

Tibor Fischer reviews Consider This by Chuck Palahniuk