The Power of Science Fiction

A new genre-defining exhibition at the Barbican proves the enduring appeal of science fiction and its sub-genres lies in its ability to throw up questions about the past, present and future of the world we live in

50 Years of ‘One Hundred Years of Solitude’

Published five decades ago, Gabriel García Márquez’s One Hundred Years Of Solitude was a landmark achievement for Latin American literature, but what makes it a classic?

Remembering Albert Camus

To celebrate the 75th anniversary of ‘The Outsider’, we pay tribute to the radical writer and his influential thoughts on the meaning of life – or rather, the positive lack of it

Standard Station, 10₵ Western Torn in Half, 1964 ©Ed Ruscha

My Genius: Ed Ruscha

Ben Eastham, co-founder of arts and literary publication The White Review, explains his love for the American Pop Art auteur

Hotels of North America by Rick Moody, published by Profile Books

Rick Moody: writing for an Internet age

Acclaimed writer Rick Moody on finding humour in Virginia Woolf, writing fictitious hotel reviews, and why novels should mirror modern life

PORT Issue 18: Out Now

Our fifth anniversary issue is now on sale, featuring Will Self (interviewing himself), an exclusive interview with iconic Japanese architect Tadao Ando, and much more…

PORT Issue 18 Teaser with Will Self

Ahead of the launch of issue 18 of PORT this Thursday 7th April, cover star Will Self muses on the future of publishing

Anatomy of a Soldier: Harry Parker

Veteran British soldier Harry Parker discusses his debut novel that explores conflict from the perspective of 45 objects

Illustration by Tim McDonagh

The Want of War: Owen Sheers

Stories of frontline battle are increasingly told by those who have never taken part. Just how urgent are realistic narratives of current warfare and to whom should we look for these accounts?

Gay Talese shot by Max Vadukul

The Nonfiction Artist: Gay Talese

PORT visits the Manhattan apartment of Gay Talese, the writer whose investigative curiosity and distinctive prose elevated journalism to an art form

James Irvine's monograph

James Irvine: a life dedicated to design

Marialaura Rossiello, the widow of influential British designer James Irvine, discusses the forthcoming monograph celebrating his work

On the Fly

Author Charles Rangeley-Wilson inspects the artistry and skill surrounding the fisherman’s fly

James Salter

James Salter: write or perish

James Salter speaks to Rupert Thomson about his time in the US Air Force, penning intimate portraits of former lovers and shaking off the ‘macho’ label

Top 5: The Hermitage Collection

Marking the museum’s 250th anniversary, publisher Edward Booth-Clibborn selects his favourite items from the collection