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Number 41

Download PDF Browse articles   On Holland, Dutch Literature and Alan Partridge A Letter from the Editor Frequently Asked Questions Do Not Pet Ni... Read more
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Number 40

The 40th issue of Five Dials. The theme: We Had No Say in This.
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A Questionnaire

The first Five Dials x WeTransfer interactive reading experience asks: What do you think of music? It’s a questionnaire. Or is it? Could we ask you your opin... Read more
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Inside the Hamish Hamilton Archive

Intrigue, adventure, romance, stationery. A film about the Hamish Hamilton archive, featuring Chandler, Sartre, Salinger, Thurber, Orwell and others. Music by Lights of Harmac.
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The Freedom Writer

To mark their 80th anniversary, the advocacy group Liberty delved into their sizeable list of contacts and got hold of 79 of the world’s best writers, then aske... Read more
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Five People Talking About One Thing

On jokes. Featuring Tom Basden (Fresh Meat, Peep Show), Hephzibah Anderson, David Essig, and a guy eating fermented soy beans. Music by Faunaflage.
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Number 39

Deborah Levy on David Bowie, Molly Prentiss makes dinner her ritual, two poems by Sophie Collins, new fiction (set in Toronto) by Jessica Westhead and a dispatch from a bike courier. Plus: smart people.
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Number 38

Jason Burke on Islamic militancy, Paul Theroux on Southern literature, Margaret Eby on A Confederacy of Dunces, Paul Murray on Irish finances and also the greatest transgendered surfer of all time.
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Number 37

Aislinn Hunter on handwriting, Jack Underwood on poetic intent, Brian Dillon reintroduces Cyril Connolly and Alexander Larman investigates the sexual and sybaritic abandon of Lord Rochester.