Writing the Silk Road: Colin Thubron in conversation with Tash Aw

In the spring of 2003, Colin Thubron embarked on possibly the most ambitious journey he has ever undertaken. Starting at the Tomb of the Yellow Emperor, in the heart of China, he crossed Central Asia, northern Afghanistan, the plains of Iran and Kurdish Turkey to the ancient Mediterranean port of Antioch.¬†Shadow of the Silk Road, […]

In Berlin

Maxim Leo and Rory MacLean revisit the reality and myth of the Cold War capital, and explore its remarkable capacity for reinvention.

Speaking of Love

For LSE’s Literary Festival 2013, RSL Fellows A.S. Byatt, Colin Thubron, Helen Simpson and Ben Okri consider four very different aspects of love.