Potter and writer Edmund de Waal explains how Primo Levi's book The Wrench inspired him. Read more
The Book that Changed Me
Potter and writer Edmund de Waal explains how Primo Levi's book The Wrench inspired him.
The Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals
Scientist Colin Blakemore praises a lesser-known work by Charles Darwin.
Pride and Prejudice
Academic Mona Siddiqui explores her affection for Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice.
The Smoking Diaries
Ed Smith explains how Simon Gray's The Smoking Diaries liberated him as a wordsmith.
Poet Musa Okwonga on how Shakespeare's Othello mirrored his experience of isolation.
In the Land of Israel
Rabbi Laura Janner-Klausner on Amos Oz's book In the Land of Israel.
The Silent Spring
Journalist Julian Pettifer on how Rachel Carson's The Silent Spring inspired him.
Space scientist Maggie Aderin-Pocock on how Chocky by John Wyndham inspired her.