Five Dials

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.

Number 41

A collection of the best modern Dutch writing out there. Featuring stories and poetry from Nina Polak, Mustafa Stitou, Hanna Bervoets, Niña Weijers and Philip Huff.

Number 40

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