Everything points north

Catherine Taylor on bookish goings on in the north of England, from her family’s bookshop in Sheffield to the Northern Fiction Alliance of small presses; Diarmaid Ferriter considers the fraught matter of the border between Ireland and Northern Ireland; Fríða Ísberg on the spectre of war in Icelandic film and fiction



The Border: The legacy of a century of Anglo-Irish politics by Diarmaid Ferriter

Hotel Silence (Ör) by Auður Ava Ólafsdóttir

Woman at War, directed by Benedikt Erlingsson

Section 6 of “American Standard”, a new poem by Paul Muldoon published in this week’s TLS; read by Lisa Dwan (full recording available as a separate podcast episode)

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