May 18, 2013
The Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns deserved to be international best-sellers, but Hosseini's new novel, And the Mountains Echoed, shows him progressing as a writer Read Article Khaled Hosseini's new novel captures the Afghan experience at home and abroad
May 16, 2013
Warrier's new novel is a delicate, assured depiction of the quest for meaning and morality, epitomised by the last hangman of India. Read Article Shashi Warrier creates a character at the end of his rope
The Iron Lady's official biographer speaks exclusively to The National as his first volume of her life is published. Read Article Charles Moore on Margaret Thatcher's 'loveable' side
The two writers address a bracing range of topics, although the suspicion lingers that they had one eye on publication all along. Read Article Back and forth: the revealing correspondence between Paul Auster and JM Coetzee
The director general of the Emirates Center for Strategic Studies and Research wonders where the digital revolutions will take us. Read Article Outlining the future in an age of transformation
May 11, 2013
The woman of the tile, a 'wounded and bereft animal', has her life transformed through her jealous involvement with an immigrant family in contemporary America. Read Article The Woman Upstairs: Claire Messud returns with a ferocious new work
May 09, 2013
Delete negative influences from your mind and take yourself as seriously as you take your car, says Indian businessman and publisher in his first, self-published book. Read Article Don't let a virus affect your drive, says debut self-help author Johnny George
John le Carré was the chronicler par excellence of the devious machinations of Cold War espionage, but since the fall of the Berlin Wall he's repositioned himself as an analyst of corruption and power in a lopsided world of big business and big government. Read Article Corporate accounts: John le Carré's reinvention as a chronicler of power and corruption
Tessa Hadley's new novel charts, without sentimentality, the life of a woman who never fulfils her potential but is buffeted by the vagaries of her existence. Read Article Clever Girl: making everything out of nothing
Lean In is full of gems on how a woman can navigate the minefield of work. Read Article Lean In: Sheryl Sandberg's how-to guide for the modern career woman
War With Iran examines the likely outcome of a hot conflict with the US's bete noire. Read Article War With Iran: a thorough albeit biased analysis of the US's military options
It first went into production 75 years ago and the last unit rolled off a Mexican assembly line 10 years ago - and in-between more than 21 million Beetles were sold, winning hearts and changing lives around the world. Read Article Beetle mania: How Volkswagen's iconic little car conquered the world
The historian Michael Burleigh's new work is more a polemical essay than a work of scholarship, but it describes how the start of the Cold War interacted with the end of the European empires in ways that still affect us. Read Article Ends of empire: 'The USA profited little and lost much from its misconceived liberal imperialism'
Most people don't know anything about the Algerian city selected by the Arab League's cultural arm to be the capital of Arab culture in 2015. Alice Fordham reports from Constantine Constantine, the most beautiful city you've never heard of
Former England cricket captain Adam Hollioake has morphed into a cage fighter and wants to show off his new boxing skills against Carlos Spencer at Fighting Chance Dubai. Hollioake not short on confidence ahead of Fighting Chance
Two of the four refugees will begin new lives in the USA, with the others moving to Sweden and Finland. Tamil refugees sheltering in UAE granted asylum in the USA and Europe
Star Trek's technological feats are ahead of the times - dreamt up almost half a century ago, much of its technology is today a reality. Can’t you beam me up, Scotty?
Action from Malmo and last night's Eurovision Song Contest. In pictures: Eurovision Song Contest 2013
Istanbul's famous mosque tries to strike balance between religion and tourism money by providing tourists with coverings. Thomas Seibert reports Turkey tightens Blue Mosque dress code
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