Author

 
Stephen Moss

Stephen Moss

    Henning Mankell: Paradise is a fiction of compromise
    Henning Mankell: Paradise is a fiction of compromise
    I approached my meeting with Henning Mankell, creator of the gloomy Swedish detective Kurt Wallander and thus the man who might be said to have...
    George Orwell back in fashion as Prism stokes Big Brother paranoia
    George Orwell back in fashion as Prism stokes Big Brother paranoia
    The NSA Prism surveillance scandal has been...
    Terry Pratchett: Science is stranger than fiction
    Terry Pratchett: Science is stranger than fiction
    Terry Pratchett’s entourage has taken over a corner of the White Hart hotel in Salisbury, southern England, a longstanding haunt of the...
    It's time for the Magnus opus
    It's time for the Magnus opus
    Norwegian prodigy Magnus Carlsen is the Tiger Woods of chess. In a good way.
    What have been the greatest escapes?
    What have been the greatest escapes?
    One would not want to be the governor of Sarposa prison in Kandahar, southern Afghanistan, just at the moment. To lose one Taliban prisoner may be...
    Please don't privatise Pompeii
    Please don't privatise Pompeii
    I went to Pompeii last month. It was one of the most beautiful experiences of my life.
    Gordimer gets back in the fray
    Gordimer gets back in the fray
    Twenty years after she played an active role in opposing apartheid, writer Nadine Gordimer is fighting again, this time against government's plans...
    Nadine Gordimer goes back into battle
    Nadine Gordimer goes back into battle
    "Where do you get your energy from?," I ask Nadine Gordimer, Nobel laureate and lifelong fighter for freedom. This is probably a naff, ageist...
    'Jews don't own the Holocaust'
    'Jews don't own the Holocaust'
    Talking about the Holocaust at nine in the morning in the elegant lounge of a trendy boutique hotel in central London is not ideal. A woman packs...
    In search of the real Robin Hood
    In search of the real Robin Hood
    Ridley Scott claims his new version of Robin Hood, starring Russell Crowe, is the most historically accurate portrayal. But, after eight...
    Martin Amis: The Mick Jagger of letters
    Martin Amis: The Mick Jagger of letters
    Martin Amis is the most argued about novelist in the United Kingdom, largely, I suspect, because hardly anyone reads him. I bumped into my...
    Environmental evangelist
    Environmental evangelist
    'If we stop now, everything's going to go. So we have to keep on doing our best for as long as we can, and if we're going to die, let's die...