17 February, 2013
William Dalrymple's history of the British invasion of Afghanistan in 1839 draws on new archival material to paint a rich picture of its subject, Nakul Krishna writes.
Emma Park takes umbrage with Toby Miller's gunpowder plot for the humanities as we know it.
Prajwal Parajuly's debut collection of stories leads Toby Lloyd to ask why Britain has such little appetite for short fiction.
Rebecca Loxton looks for Salman Rushdie in the cracks between fact and fiction that appear in his memoir.
Alistair Noon translates four poems by the Russian poet Osip Mandelstam.