Leo Robson

How Scientists Captured the Brains of Amis and McEwan
August 29, 2014

Novels by both authors seems to be creaking under the burden of researched fact and rehearsed message, but there was a time when their impulses flowed in the opposite direction.

Don’t Read This Book: A History of Literary Censorship
July 25, 2014

Three new works concerned with banned literature, from Joyce to Rushdie.

Reading Won't Make You a Better Person
Enough with the sanctimonious blather!
March 28, 2014

There is no longer any need to write “in defense of” reading—and yet we keep churning out books along these lines.