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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

Number 42

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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.

Number 39

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.

Number 38

Jason Burke on Islamic militancy, Paul Theroux on Southern literature, Margaret Eby on A Confederacy of Dunces, Paul Murray on Irish finances and also the greatest transgendered surfer of all time.

Number 37

Aislinn Hunter on handwriting, Jack Underwood on poetic intent, Brian Dillon reintroduces Cyril Connolly and Alexander Larman investigates the sexual and sybaritic abandon of Lord Rochester.

Number 36

Roger Deakin follows the swallows, David Quentin throws rocks in the sky and Robert Macfarlane lists glorious natural terms. Plus W.G. Sebald, Jay Griffiths and Rachel Lichtenstein.

Number 35

Outtakes, rough sketches, first ideas, one-offs, research frames, photographs, scraps of dialogue and washes of colour from the making of Richard McGuire's groundbreaking graphic novel, Here.

Number 34

Karl Ove Knausgaard, Nick Hornby, Stuart Evers, Emily Berry, Sigmund Freud, Tom Basden, Sunita Soliar and Kit Buchan. Excellent Irish fiction from Colin Barrett, plus paintings by Margaux Williamson.