A fool’s errand?

Brilliant post by David Bezmozgis on the problems he now faces with his novel about Crimea. If only events would stop for a bit, so he can finish his book. The piece taps into the age old question about whether fiction can ever deal with our absurd world, which I wrote about with reference to … More A fool’s errand?

Music in Pakistan

One day I’d like to go to a concert, or a reading, or a book launch or some such in Pakistan or Afghanistan that isn’t sponsored by an embassy, a United Nations programme, an anti-drugs campaign or whatever. One day, maybe I will be able to go to an event that someone has put on … More Music in Pakistan