WH Auden

The Writers’ Block

There are certain buildings that attract people in the creative community. At the start of WWII in Brooklyn, New York, there was one such house that was filled with the flatmates from hell. What happened when WH Auden, Carson McCullers, Benjamin Britten, Paul & Jane Bowles and Gypsy Rose Lee all moved in together? The […]

England Plays It By The Book

The new booklist drawn up for the GCSE syllabus is under fire as never before. Journalists and writers across the country have expressed dismay that list of set texts for English GCSE has cut out international authors to concentrate on British books, and by doing so has ‘plumbed new depths of cultural incoherence’. The AQA, the […]