Guest Newsletter: Five Books

Five Books features in-depth author interviews recommending five books on a theme. You can read more interviews on the site, or sign up for the newsletter.

The Best Books By War Correspondents

A war correspondent's job is to be as close to the front line as possible and to provide as unbiased an account of a conflict as they can, explains the veteran reporter James MacManus. Here he selects five of the best books ever written by war correspondents and explains why his memories of that lifestyle now offer him literary inspiration. Read more

The Best Political Novels

Through the writing of political novels, writers might hope to speak against their time, says the American author Joshua Cohen as he selects five books in which the protagonist undergoes a political education. Read more

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