John Barth, who died on 2 April 2024 at the age of 93, was at the forefront of experimental literature in the 1960s and beyond. Even before the word ‘postmodernism’ was widely used, Barth attempted to diagnose the state of literature in the post-war period and articulated ways for writers to overcome what he described […]

In 1984, Anthony Burgess published Ninety-Nine Novels, a selection of his favourite novels in English since 1939. The list is typically idiosyncratic, and shows the breadth of Burgess’s interest in fiction. This podcast, by the International Anthony Burgess Foundation, explores the novels on Burgess’s list with the help of writers, critics and other special guests. […]