Neal Ascherson

Neal Ascherson is the author of Black Sea, Stone Voices: The Search for Scotland, and the novel Death of the Fronsac. He is an Honorary Professor at the Institute of Archaeology, University College London. (July 2021)

Scottish knights laying siege to an English castle in the border country; from Jean Froissart’s Chronicles of France and England, fourteenth century

In Search of Britannia

The Debatable Land: The Lost World Between Scotland and England

by Graham Robb

November 22, 2018 issue

Nikita Khrushchev and Richard Nixon, Moscow, 1959

By the Skin of Our Teeth

The Cold War: A World History

by Odd Arne Westad

The Marshall Plan: Dawn of the Cold War

by Benn Steil

May 24, 2018 issue

Claudio Magris at Caffè San Marco, Trieste, 2000

Death in Trieste


by Claudio Magris, translated from the Italian by Anne Milano Appel

February 8, 2018 issue

Walter Höllerer, Susan Sontag, and Hans Magnus Enzensberger, Princeton University, April 1966

Corrective Affinities


by Hans Magnus Enzensberger, translated from the German by Mike Mitchell

New Selected Poems

by Hans Magnus Enzensberger, translated from the German by David Constantine, Hans Magnus Enzensberger, Michael Hamburger, and Esther Kinsky

Mr Zed’s Reflections: or Breadcrumbs He Dropped, Gathered Up by His Listeners

by Hans Magnus Enzensberger, translated from the German by Wieland Hoban

Writing with the Words of Others: Essays on the Poetry of Hans Magnus Enzensberger

by Alan J. Clayton

October 26, 2017 issue

Herta Müller in Frankfurt, Germany, shortly after winning the Nobel Prize for Literature, October 2009

They Ate Their Sleep

The Hunger Angel

by Herta Müller, translated from the German by Philip Boehm

May 24, 2012 issue

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