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

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. Plus: the Stasi spies on a group of poets, and a very special astronaut is unwittingly shot into space.

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

Download PDF Browse articles   On Holland, Dutch Literature and Alan Partridge A Letter from the Editor Frequently Asked Questions Do Not Pet Ni... Read more

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
Avatar

Five Dials

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