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Compelling tale of a family at the mercy of official Ireland

Compelling tale of a family at the mercy of official Ireland

How nuclear obsessions changed all of our futures

How nuclear obsessions changed all of our futures

A compelling exploration of race in modern America

A compelling exploration of race in modern America

A deeply compelling collection

Communications: A call for a mass social media switch-off

Communications: A call for a mass social media switch-off

Ten Arguments For Deleting Your Social Media Accounts Right Now

Tom and Molly Martens: Trying and failing to spot the monsters in one’s midst

Tom and Molly Martens: Trying and failing to spot the monsters in one’s midst

Where do they come from, these normal monsters? And how do we spot them, before it’s too late?

Futuristic fable is a fine idea badly done

Futuristic fable is a fine idea badly done

The Biggerers is a fine idea, poorly executed. For the disorientating first 72 pages, it’s hard to figure out exactly what’s going on

Dark stories that don’t let the reader relax

Dark stories that don’t let the reader relax

Mia Gallagher’s prose spans genres as well as decades: there is realism and surrealism, there are love stories, ghost stories and those stories which fit – poignantly, disturbingly – in-between

Why equality holds the key to a better life for all of us

Why equality holds the key to a better life for all of us

Rather than dole out inspirational quotes or advice on breathing exercises, Richard Wilkinson and Kate Pickett instead explain the impact of inequality on an individual level: on the way we feel, think and act

Mind on Fire: Arnold Thomas Fanning's 'decade of madness'

Mind on Fire: Arnold Thomas Fanning's 'decade of madness'

Here, in an exclusive extract, the playwright recalls the immediate aftermath of a nervous breakdown, and his transfer to a mental institution. This, reader, is not for the faint of heart

Albright points to the danger of despots in personal recollections

Albright points to the danger of despots in personal recollections

The veteran Democrat draws on her personal history along with insights from her own career in a new book, Fascism: A Warning, which considers the prospect of a global turn to ultra-nationalist authoritarianism

Rwanda memoir confronts accepted narratives of conflict and survival

Rwanda memoir confronts accepted narratives of conflict and survival

Clemantine Wamariya knows what people expect from refugee narratives but, in The Girl Who Smiled Beads, she tells her story of near-impossible survival on her own terms

An uncomfortable look at how Celtic culture was co-opted

An uncomfortable look at how Celtic culture was co-opted

When Harvard University sent an archaeological mission to Ireland in the 1930s to determine Ireland’s racial and cultural heritage, it was socially and politically important to rich Irish Americans

Skirting around the parent trap

Skirting around the parent trap

Memoir, fiction, no matter, Sheila Heti's Motherhood bristles with brutal, assured honesty.

Relatable study of grief and guilt let down by its romcom clichés

Relatable study of grief and guilt let down by its romcom clichés

Coming-of-age tale has a dash of 1980s nostalgia

Coming-of-age tale has a dash of 1980s nostalgia