Articles by Julian Evans
Ismail Kadare, who charted the legacy of Hoxha's Albanian dictatorship, reminds us that the Balkans is a storehouse of European literature
Cervantes is celebrated as the first and greatest of novelists. Less appreciated is Don Quixote's own role as the founding father of the Enlightenment. His delusion is the key to reason
In the 20th century, as the practice of the novel tore away from storytelling, narrative went to the movies. But that rip in literature is now being mended
Considered vain, duplicitous and out of date, Greene fell from grace. Yet his worldliness remains a model for the practising writer, and his moral ambiguity serves us better now than Orwell's clarity
The cliché that the British broke with European literature out of philistinism contains only a grain of truth. Continental fiction has been in decline, while our influences have come from elsewhere....
Why is the realist novelist Jonathan Coe so taken by the life of experimentalist BS Johnson?
As it joins the EU, Hungary can teach us to dream of new possibilities
David Mitchell is already being treated as a major figure of British fiction. But it is too early to tell
John Fowles's Englishness makes a triumphant return in his tormented, magnificent journals