Five Dials

Number 48

Sam Byers on Autechre, new fiction from Niamh Campbell, artwork from Stanley Donwood, a treat for Scorpios from Sophie Mackintosh and an interview with Adam Phillips

Number 47

A special issue of unfurling illustrations by the artist Paul Davis. As you scroll down through the issue you’ll see ink drawings, pen drawings, paintings of volcanoes, sculpture and, thankfully, more than one flowchart. Look for a gloriously murky painting of the Thames.

Who Rules the World

‘If you remember Chomsky is relevant, that his thinking might have shaped you in some dusty moment in the past, go back to the text.’

Number 46

Pat Barker on the silence of women in warfare. Antony Beevor on the trials of researching in Russian military archives. Plus a former British soldier re-examines the journal he wrote in Basra, and an intrepid photographer tracks down the fields and lanes where WW1 deserters were shot.

Number 45

Colm Tóibín, Yanis Varoufakis, Sophie Mackintosh, Elizabeth Strout, Ana da Silva, Joe Dunthorne, and many others in an issue that examines the ongoing crisis in Europe.

Anything But Guns

We know you’re busy. We've got a quick favour to ask. No money is involved. Tomorrow, Saturday March 23rd, the March For Our Lives will bring hundreds of tho... Read more

Number 44

New work from Chris Kraus, Abi Andrews, Bridget Minamore, Ali Smith, Candice Carty-Williams, Sophie Mackintosh, Kamila Shamsie and many more. Plus: an interview with Deborah Levy and illustrations by Mariana Malhão.

Number 43

An interview with Mohsin Hamid, Sarah Lyall on face blindness, Svetlana Alexievich on Afghanistan, Martha Sprackland's reading list, plus Angela Carter, Picabia, and some gorgeous art from El Salvador

On Ivanka and Blindness

We are now deep in the era of Trump. As a magazine, we’ve accepted our role. We don’t employ an investigative team. Our contributors’ page lacks a platoon of re... Read more

Number 42

Featuring Jack Underwood, Luiza Sauma, Zadie Smith on Eminem, Javier Marías on Tristram Shandy, Martha Sprackland, Abi Andrews and our favourite London historian, Jerry White.

Five Dials

Five Dials is a free online literary magazine from Hamish Hamilton, an imprint of Penguin Books.