Back Issues

Number 9

More fiction than non. David Shields, Helen Oyeyemi, Jonathan Coe, B.S. Johnson, Shane Jones, Rainer Maria Rilke, Philip Langeskov and Daniel Kehlmann. And a report on the booksellers of Saigon.

Number 8

The Paris issue. Ali Smith, Geoff Dyer, Susan Sontag, Albert Camus, Lauren Elkin, Paul Davis, Truman Capote, John Updike, Joe Dunthorne, Hugo Vickers and Sybille Bedford.

Number 7

Memoir and memory. Featuring the incomparable Diana Athill, poetry by Paul Farley, Elna Baker on Mormonism, Saïd Sayrafiezadeh at the airport, Jamie Brisick, Bernardine Evaristo and Paul Ewen.

Number 6

The Obscenity Issue. Featuring John Mortimer, Jello Biafra of the Dead Kennedys, NWA, Jerry Heller, Art Spiegelman, Arundhati Roy, Steve Toltz, Bobby Gillespie and four Danish cartoons.

Number 5

On translation and Sebald. The collected maxims of Sebald, Joe Dunthorne, Roger Deakin, Anthea Bell, Kurt Weill, Alain de Botton and poetry from the one and only Stephen Dunn.

Number 4

Eleven writers predict the future of American politics. Featuring Lydia Millet, Suketu Mehta, Kevin Brockmeier, Hari Kunzru and Harry Shearer. Plus Noam Chomsky's wisdom.

Number 3

Cheryl Wagner from rebuilt New Orleans, David Rakoff on Annie Hall, Jonathan Safran Foer on R.B. Kitaj, plus Sheila Heti, Luke Wright, Jean-Paul Sartre and Bob and Roberta Smith.

Number 2

Nature writing, but not the kind you'd expect. Robert Macfarlane, Jay Griffiths, Benjamin Markovits, Arthur Bradford, Roger Deakin, Alison Macleoad and even Raymond Chandler.

Number 1

The first. Featuring Iain Sinclair on Turgenev, poetry by Joe Dunthorne, fiction by Hari Kunzru, Robin Yassin-Kassab in Syria and some letters by Flaubert. Plus: a nun vaults a wall.