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Here's an interview from August 2015 with the playwright Simon Stephens.

Here's another interview, also published in August 2015, with the creators of the theatrical experience You Me Bum Bum Train.

A book about the Oxford English Dictionary prompted this review essay for the LRB in 2013. (You'll need to be a subscriber to read the whole thing.)

In 2010, I wrote about Jonathon Green's magisterial Dictionary of Slang, which I described as "an astonishingly detailed register of creativity in all its hues".

Here's something I wrote in 2008 about the Chilean novelist Roberto Bolaño, "master of the suggestive non sequitur".

I used to review art exhibitions. Few examples can be found online, but here's one from 2005, in which I get to grips with "Degas, Sickert and Toulouse-Lautrec" at Tate Britain.

In 2004 I reviewed Alan Hollinghurst's novel The Line of Beauty for the TLS. I enjoyed the novel more than the review might lead you to suppose.

Back in 2000, I reviewed Dave Eggers's A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius, before Eggers had become a poster boy for literary cleverness.