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.
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.
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.
Deborah Levy on David Bowie, Molly Prentiss makes dinner her ritual, two poems by Sophie Collins, new fiction (set in Toronto) by Jessica Westhead and a dispatch from a bike courier. Plus: smart people.