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No more selection by wealth

The Damien Shannon case shows that much must change

Noughtie Oxford

Tom Cutterham reviews Ben Masters' first novel - a eulogy to student life

Resisting the meaningless

Simon Critchley talks power, politics and the problem of nihilism with Tom Cutterham

Teenage hobo junkie vampires

Tom Cutterham examines the serious side of an indie bestseller

Banter and Posthumousness

Cherwell asks Lars Iyer some questions about his debut novel, Spurious, and the relationship between fiction and philosophy

Everything and Nothing

Cherwell reviews A Book for All and None, the literary debut from Clare Morgan, course director of the Oxford MSt in Creative Writing

Review: Spurious

Tom Cutterham finds out it's still grim up North after reviewing Spurious, Lars Iyer's first novel derived from his blog of the same name

Romantic Moderns

Cherwell meets the author of Romantic Moderns, Alexandra Harris


It’s just one year until the Mayan apocalypse, but for those who take their eschatology with more of a modern twist, Cherwell finds some interesting new books on their way.

Christmas Poems: Tom Cutterham reads ‘Stealing’

Tom Cutterham reads from Carol Ann Duffy's 'Stealing,' anthologised by AQA for

Christmas poems: Clarissa Pabi reads "Dirty Old Man"

Oxford Poetry Society President Clarissa Pabi reads her poem for the season in the first of Cherwell's Christmas poems

We Need To Talk About Steve

We wonder about interviews with authors. What are they for, and what should we ask?

Proust: A simple guide

Tom Cutterham explains how to attack 'À la recherche du temps perdu'

Online Review: Agora

A celebration of enlightened scepticism, says Tom Cutterham