Jonathan Ball: The loss of a monumental industry figure

The colossus influenced generations of readers of the award-winning titles he published, writes Tymon Smith

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BOOK REVIEW: ‘Genius Makers’, by Cade Metz — the tribal war in AI

A guide to an intellectual counter-revolution that is already transforming the world

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JANAN GANESH: Philip Roth and the trap of introspection

The late novelist was a giant, but the unexamined life is well worth living

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BOOK REVIEW: Meltdown, by Yoichi Funabashi — a tense thriller revisits Fukushima

A meticulous account of Japan’s nuclear disaster that stands against any smooth official narrative

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BOOK REVIEW: Stressproof: how to find calm within the storm

High-performance habits help us find the sweet spot in coping with adversity

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BOOK REVIEW: ‘Beyond Order’, by Jordan Peterson — more orders from chaos

The culture warrior and YouTube philosopher comes across as an earnest preacher in his life-coaching sequel

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JANAN GANESH: Ishiguro and the rise of techno-pessimism

Our view of scientific progress must be bleak if even an artist this subtle seems to despair of the future

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BOOK REVIEW: ‘Conflicted’, by Ian Leslie — the argument for having better arguments

Public disagreement can often become toxic, but we can learn from the ancients to turn online pile-ons into constructive debate

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Learning from pioneering SA writer Sindiwe Magona

She was one of many black women who found a way to resist apartheid, to speak back to it, and find resilience and hope

BOOK REVIEW: What pagans, Putin and the Volga teach us about Russia

A mighty river and nationalist myths loom large in these two fascinating history books by Janet M Hartley and Mark Galeotti

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BOOK REVIEW: The scourge of work e-mail is far worse than you think

The hours we devote to our inboxes reflect a disturbing shift in work patterns that needs to change

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BOOK REVIEW: African daydreams – and too many nightmares

The often harrowing experiences of game ranger Colin Nott in protecting wildlife in Zimbabwe

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BOOK REVIEW: ‘No One Is Talking About This’ — a dark vision of life led online

Patricia Lockwood’s debut novel is the latest in a flourishing genre about living through the internet

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BOOK REVIEW: The guide that industry needs for reimagining capitalism

The system is being scrutinised through debates in business circles and the financial media, writes Yacoob Abba Omar

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BOOK REVIEW: ‘Culture Warlords’ by Talia Lavin — undercover among neo-Nazis

A compelling exploration of the modern far-right points to the banality of extremists

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BOOK REVIEW: ‘Dress Codes’ and ‘Dandy Style’ — the way we wear clothes

Two books shine a light on the cultural power of clothing, proving fashion is more than just skin deep

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