Saturday, April 6, 2024


‘I’d love a scathing review’: novelist Percival Everett on American Fiction and rewriting Huckleberry Finn

His work triumphed at the Oscars, but the Booker-shortlisted author isn’t interested in acclaim. He talks to the Guardian about race, taking on Mark Twain and why there’s nothing worse than preaching to the choir

Friday, April 5, 2024


How to shop in used-book stores: 14 tips from a bibliophile

Bring a flashlight and expect to get dirty. Michael Dirda, a connoisseur of used-book stores, shares his shopping tricks.

Thursday, April 4, 2024

Monday, April 1, 2024


A very bad year for press freedom 

Russia’s year-long detention of Evan Gershkovich is one part of a very grim picture for journalism.