Journalism

Moomins are 65

August 11, 2010

Around the end of the Second World War Tove Jansson began to publish her Moomin books. Sixty five years later there is a theme park, a franchise, merchandise, and new movies. The appeal of the Moomins in book form – […]

THE GOOD MAN JESUS AND THE SCOUNDREL CHRIST

June 11, 2010

There is an interesting piece of New Testament apocrypha called The Acts of Thomas. Thomas, otherwise known as Didymus, (from the Greek for twin), otherwise known as Judas, is the twin brother of Jesus. The text is a Gnostic one, […]

OUTSIDE OF A DOG. Rick Gekoski, published by Constable.

September 11, 2009

Rick Gekoski has spent his life travelling by book. He set out as a little boy with Doctor Seuss’s Horton Hatches The Egg, and found there his life-long love of things that are big, (Horton is an elephant), as well […]

Can You Move Diagonally?

September 10, 2009

Jeanette Winterson interviews Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy, Carol Ann Duffy is the nation’s favourite poet after Shakespeare. ‘Poetry is our national art’, she tells me in her garden outside Manchester. Then she says, ‘I’ve got bird shit on my […]