I turned 40 today. I’ve been thinking about my 40th birthday over the past few weeks. It’s one of those birthdays that makes one stop and take note-at least it did for me. What would I say to people should they ask me why I […]

Robert McCrum writes about the nature of the publishing industry, and how it changed during his ten-year stint as literary editor of The Observer. “When he started it was a world of ‘cigarettes, coffee and strong drink’. But that has all changed – new writers, […]