Number 34 | Joking/Not Joking At all

Five Paintings

'With all of us wondering now, in our world of computer screens, "What’s real and what’s not real?" or "What has value and what doesn’t?" painting can be an ideal place to test out these questions.'

Out of Windows

'Last Halloween, a woman was thrown out of a fourth-floor window in Marylebone. I was heading back to my flat on Chiltern Street with the intention of watching The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, a film that I had always avoided.'

Number 34

Karl Ove Knausgaard, Nick Hornby, Stuart Evers, Emily Berry, Sigmund Freud, Tom Basden, Sunita Soliar and Kit Buchan. Excellent Irish fiction from Colin Barrett, plus paintings by Margaux Williamson.