For this issue’s cover, inimitable actress Tilda Swinton talks to the novelist Deborah Levy. In this landmark conversation Tilda looks into both the past and the future, seeking out the contours of how encounters with the work of writers such as Virginia Woolf and Muriel Spark shaped her worldview. We are invited to eavesdrop on two cultural giants connecting through the time-honoured method of literary exchange.
The Book of the Season is The Odyssey, a singable story of heroes and gods inhabiting the world’s first archipelago and the perfect read for slow summer journeys, outbound or inbound.
The Happy Reader is a collaboration between Penguin Classics and Fantastic Man.