Emma Brockes

Emma Brockes

Emma Brockes

 

Nelson and Naomi

Emma Brockes

Naomi Campbell refers to Nelson Mandela, as is the custom among famous young women who have met him at least twice, as "granddad". Emma Brockes talks to Ms Campbell, currently in South Africa for the birthday of an old friend.

Chomsky: As flaky as the next man

Emma Brockes

Noam Chomsky (76) has been voted the world's top public intellectual by London-based Prospect magazine. But he has no interest in that. He believes that there is a misconception about what it means to be smart. It is not a question of wit, as with number five on the list (Christopher Hitchens) or poetic dash like number four (Vaclev Havel).

No forgiveness

Emma Brockes

Despite Salman Rushdie's reputation as someone who, when he isn't out partying, makes statements about partying, his is not a brash presence, writes Emma Brockes, who spoke to him about his new novel, marriage and political revenge.