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Number 23

One essay from Javier Marias on hating The Leopard by Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa. Why? You'll have to read the thing. Plus artwork by Tucker Nichols and Emily Robertson.
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Number 22

A journey into the forest. William Fiennes on the ash, Tracy Chevalier on the birch, Blake Morrison on the chestnut, Ali Smith on the Scots pine. Plus Philip Hensher, Kate Mosse, Maggie O'Farrell, Tahmima Anam and Susan Elderkin.
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Number 21

More music. Featuring members of Beirut, Liturgy, Ladytron, plus Diane Cluck, Del tha Funkee Homosapien, Adam Green and Kate Harkin. Fiction by Jonas Hassen Khemiri. A list from Chandler.
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Number 20

Morgan Meis on Guru, Jonathan Safran Foer's Tree of Codes and Jon McGregor on footnotes. Plus Adam Leith Gollner, Amber Qureshi from Fukushima, Alain de Botton and Keith Ridgway on literary agents.
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Number 19

Almost a how-to. Featuring Louis Theroux, Arthur Bradford, Heidi Julavits, Alexandra Styron, Tucker Nichols, Darin Strauss, Kevin Baker and Katha Pollitt. Plus John Kenney has 'the talk' with his dad.
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Number 18b

Mostly poetry from Michael Robbins. And there's also an essay by Laurence Scott on Galliano and Gaddafi, plus a very brief mention of Natalie Portman. Featuring artwork by Eric Hanson.
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Number 18

A celebration of the writer's life. Featuring roast fillet of pork with fresh sorrel melted in cooking juices, braised endive and a salad of peaches and redcurrants. Plus Aliette Martin.
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Number 17

Kamila Shamsie on returning to Karachi, plus Henning Mankell, Leila Abouela, Roma Tearne, Patrick French and James Kelman. Tishani Doshi dreams a beautiful death and Gandhi offers marriage advice.
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Number 16

A Christmas card of sorts. With contributions from Francesco Pacifico, Heathcote Williams and Mr. Christmas himself, Anton Chekhov. Cover art by Julie Doucet.
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Number 15

La belle province. Contributions from Gil Courtemanche, Michel Vézina, Gaston Miron, Émilie Andrewes, Leonard Cohen, David Homel, Rawi Hage, Mireille Silcoff and Madeleine Thien. Art by Julie Doucet.