The first gay rights manifesto in English
This novel is alchemised into true art by a poet’s vision that left me with questions I was compelled to ask again, and again
As a young, angry black man in the 1980s, it was a revelation to find a dead white poet that made sense to me
Reading about ancient Chinese poetry led me into a way of seeing things that I hadn't been aware of before
"I keep this book in the smallest room, a place of solitude where contemplation of one’s own mortality is wont to arise"
"It was like a rite of passage—one that got me thinking about relationships between languages, about how they evolve, change and borrow from each other"
Whoever slipped the copy of that book to me at Nelson Thomlinson Grammar School that summer set me on a path
Finding the book again reminded me of the sheer joy of curiosity, adventure and discovery
"I hadn’t realised you could write a novel as if it were an imaginary diary. I’ve used this device many times in my own books"
Exclusive polling: majority of Britons want an MP who "puts Britain first"—even if minorities lose out
Tom Clark / May 8, 2019
Exclusive polling for Prospect magazine shows Britons may back a leader who is willing to offend allies in pursuit of national interests