Jonathan Franzen

A Minute's Silence

Ritzy | Posted 18.06.2013 | UK Entertainment

We're a band that has barely left the touring circuit since our formation, so it's very natural that the seeds of songs find themselves being planted in hotel rooms, bus lounges and the backstages of venues across the globe.

The Week That Was: Pause For Thought

Carla Buzasi | Posted 01.11.2012 | UK
Carla Buzasi

With a bite in the air that signalled the end of summer far more clearly than calendar pages being flipped, the past week has been another of celebration for Britain's sporting heroes. From 'Hurricane Hannah' bagging Team GB's first Paralympic track and field gold on Friday, thanks to a record-breaking 100m performance, to the emotionally charged appearance of 7/7 survivor Martine Wright appearing on the volleyball court on the same day, with her No7 jersey a stark reminder of what she's endured to get to this position, the first few days of the Paralympics have provided all the high drama they promised, and more.

When a Human Right is a Human Wrong

Hugh Salmon | Posted 23.09.2012 | UK Politics
Hugh Salmon

Sitting, lounging, reading books - as I am now - by a swimming pool overlooking the Mediterranean Sea, it is natural to absorb more sunshine than news. But the full horror of the Denver Dark Knight killings has penetrated this tranquil state and destroyed the lives of hundreds of innocent people oceans away from here.

Find Out Why America's Leading Author Thinks We Should Stop Reading E-Books

Posted 31.03.2012 | Home

Acclaimed American novelist Jonathan Franzen has waded into the e-books vs paperback debate, and came out punching in favour of print. Describing n...