There really is no correct way to consume this book. Read it from front to back, from back to front, or simply pick letters at random; whichever one you land on will offer you a snapshot of history in a format that we cannot afford to let die

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Letters Live at Freemasons’ Hall, Covent Garden

The trailer for the Ang Lee adaptation of Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk, based on the novel by Ben Fountain

If a bullet’s going to get you, it’s already been fired

Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk

Ben Fountain

Kevin Barry’s Beatlebone, triumphant at the 2015 Goldsmiths Prize!

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Kevin Barry reads from his Goldsmiths-wining novel Beatlebone in this audio extract

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Kevin Barry narrates this short video for his Goldsmiths-winning novel Beatlebone.

What were they up to, and how could they know the names of the characters in my unpublished novel, which no living creature apart from me had read? Could fictional characters really come to life?

The Automobile Club of Egypt

Alaa Al Aswany

We hang on to our values, even if they seem at times tarnished and worn; even if, as a nation and in our own lives, we have betrayed them more often than we care to remember

The Audacity of Hope

Barack Obama

Barack Obama’s speech at the 2004 Democratic National Convention on ‘The Audacity of Hope’, which would become the title of his second book.

After being sent around the world three times by Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant for An Idiot Abroad, Karl Pilkington is going it alone on a journey of self-discovery.

Mind Over Money cover

Claudia Hammond reads from Mind Over Money

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