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Bernardine Evaristo Anna Funder Candice Carty-Williams Robert Macfarlane Leanne Betasamosake Simpson Joe Dunthorne Olivia Laing Chris Power Heinrich Böl... Read more

Number 49

Poetry from Leanne Betasamosake Simpson. Marlon James on how to construct a fantastical world. Comics by Gord Hill. Lara Williams on eggs. Plus Tana French, Gregory Younging, Yiyun Li, Johny Pitts, Alan Trotter and artwork by Christi Belcourt. And a recipe for tamalitos.

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

Features 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.

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.

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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Five Dials

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