Catch up on all things literature, awards, and recommendations in this first ever English Society feature!
Need a break from talking about the future and living through a pandemic? Take a trip through history in this article revisiting Brideshead.
The Hill We Climb and Other Poems Author: Amanda Gorman This stunning collection of poetry by Amanda Gorman includes the powerful poem performed at Biden’s presidential inauguration. A truly unique voice within American poetry, Gorman […]
Looking for a new way to occupy yourself throughout lockdown? Anushka Searle breaks down the how The Guardian’s online book club works and how she found the experience.
Up until 1958, British publishers could be sent to jail for producing books deemed to have “a tendency to deprave and corrupt those whose minds are open to such immoral influence”. Whilst this is no […]
Arts and Culture Editor Sinead O’Riordan reviews this year’s Booker Prize Winner, Shuggie Bain by Douglas Stuart.
Esme McGowan explores the fundamental importance of reading to multiple groups in society, and in particular, its provision of essential escapism for all during the lockdown.
Mia Fulford reviews Netflix’s latest film adaptation ‘Rebecca’.
The first thing that hits you about Kae Tempest’s new non-fiction collection On Connection is the prose. The rhythmic quality to it, the subtle use of rhyme and syntax would make this book a joy […]
Arts and Culture writer Marjolaine Marsile details important historical figures in both Black History and Black Art. Joséphine Baker The incredible ‘J’ai deux amours, mon pays et Paris‘ was sung by an African-American French woman […]
Oh, J.K. Rowling. Have you ever known anybody make such a royal mess of an empire they’ve built up over the best part of a few decades? I certainly haven’t. Once beloved for creating a […]
Arts and Culture writer Madeleine Gauci Green shares some of her favourite Black authors and theatre! Girl, Woman, Other by Bernadine Evaristo Bernadine Evaristo’s Girl, Woman, Other is a polyphonic novel made up of interconnected […]