Arts & Books
This novel restores Afrikaans as a voice of real importance
The debate over Shostakovich's "collusion" is inconclusive; the music is not
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
Ignored at home, the British Council is our most important cultural institution abroad
For a hundred years art lost interest in beauty; now it seems to be returning.