Sam Leith is the literary editor of the spectator, a columnist for the Evening Standard and author of You Talkin’ to Me?
Why does poetry seldom, if ever, aspire to be part of a national conversation, asks Sam Leith
Sam Leith discovers the pleasures of literary retreats for Spear’s
Sam Leith revisits his childhood favorite Ray Bradbury, and laments the demise of the age when magazines published short stories
Digital precision has enhanced the images we see and the sounds we hear – but is it robbing creative works of their soul, writes Sam Leith
They’ve shaped our world and we still couldn’t do without them – so why on earth are books so hard to sell, asks Sam Leith