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Monthly Archives: October 2020

The One That Got Away – Sandranathan Rubatheesan

The Sri Lankan journalist and photographer talks about the greatest shot he never got… and one he did. – For the Sri Lankan Sunday Times

Year’s mind

On South Africa’s historic 1995 Rugby World Cup win, its aftermath, and the sad death of James Terence Small . On Sunday morning, the first big international rugby fixture – All Blacks vs the Wallabies – was played since Covid halted the Six Nations back in early March. This will be followed by the other [...]

The One That Got Away – Tai Hsin Shiek

The star-gazing Sri Lankan photographer talks about the greatest shot he never got… and one he did. – For the Sri Lankan Sunday Times

Faux Amis? Or, the art of the nonvel

Inside Story: a novel / How to Write By Martin Amis Jonathan Cape £20 . It is traditionally ‘not done’ to review books in terms of what they’re not. And yet: this book is not a novel. It says it is on the front cover; but it isn’t. And Martin Amis makes it clear it’s [...]

The Gentleman’s Marathon

On my attempt to run 26.2 miles, in Pheidippides’ footsteps. – For The Critic

The One That Got Away – Munira Mutaher

The Sri Lankan photographer and documentarian talks about the greatest shot she never got… and one she did. – For the Sri Lankan Sunday Times

In-line, online, and where to draw the line?

Notes on Colombo’s books and bookmen in the time of Covid-19. – For The Critic