Issue 21.3

17 February, 2013

Nakul Krishna

The Fat Sheep’s Tails

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

Blow Up Media Studies

Emma Park takes umbrage with Toby Miller's gunpowder plot for the humanities as we know it.

Toby Lloyd

What Happens Next

Prajwal Parajuly's debut collection of stories leads Toby Lloyd to ask why Britain has such little appetite for short fiction.

Rebecca Loxton

Any Other Name

Rebecca Loxton looks for Salman Rushdie in the cracks between fact and fiction that appear in his memoir.

Alistair Noon

Four Translations of Osip Mandelstam

Alistair Noon translates four poems by the Russian poet Osip Mandelstam.