The Givenness of Things

When authors publish collections of essays, we are often presented with a bizarre array of fascinating, yet completely unrelated musings that often only serve as a peep-hole into the minds of our...

Lila

With a range of diverse and thoughtful novels, Marilynne Robinson is a household name for many and somewhat of a celebrity in the literary world. Although her first book was published in 1980,...

The Road to Rangoon

With the dust having barely settled from her first novel, The Trader of Saigon, Lucy Cruickshanks has released her newest addition to the genre of South-East Asian, historical fiction. The Road to...

Possibilities of the Object

In the latter half of the 20th century, Brazilian art has turbulently transformed from being persecuted to being fascinating. After the cultural destruction brought about by World War Two, there...

A Summer in the Shadow of Byron

The ‘Year Without a Summer’ was 1815: the aftermath of unusual volcanic activity led to a bitingly cold year and the lowest crop yield on record.  However, economic crisis, malnutrition and...

Hessle Audio

The individuality of the night coupled with the harmony between venue and music are the two most important factors in creating a memorable night. This couldn’t be more apt for this Tuesday...