Boyd Tonkin

Boyd Tonkin is a journalist, editor, and literary and music critic, and author recently of The 100 Best Novels in Translation.

@BoydTonkin

Boyd Tonkin is a journalist, editor, and literary and music critic, and author recently of The 100 Best Novels in Translation.

Keir Starmer’s favourite radical socialist

Boyd Tonkin

18 Jul 2024

The very eccentric birth of Labour

Boyd Tonkin

26 Jun 2024

The excoriating comedy of Auschwitz

Boyd Tonkin

02 Feb 2024

In defence of showing Nazi art

Boyd Tonkin

03 Jan 2024

Putin’s charming puppet masters

Boyd Tonkin

24 Feb 2023

Claire Keegan’s faithless Christmas Carol

Boyd Tonkin

20 Dec 2022

Will royal ridicule save the monarchy?

Boyd Tonkin

16 Nov 2022

Annie Ernaux: queen of the suburbs

Boyd Tonkin

12 Oct 2022

The lost art of being camp

Boyd Tonkin

21 Jun 2022

Kingsley Amis vs God

Boyd Tonkin

18 Apr 2022

The origins of Eric Zemmour

Boyd Tonkin

18 Mar 2022

The empathy of Joseph Stalin

Boyd Tonkin

21 Feb 2022

Can France resist tribalism?

Boyd Tonkin

03 Jan 2022

Freelancers have always been stroppy

Boyd Tonkin

25 Nov 2021

Can Steven Pinker save the world?

Boyd Tonkin

20 Oct 2021

Raymond Williams mapped mountains

Boyd Tonkin

30 Aug 2021

Nero wasn’t ‘misunderstood’

Boyd Tonkin

02 Jun 2021

Philip Roth’s carnival of desire

Boyd Tonkin

06 Apr 2021

O come, all ye faithless

Boyd Tonkin

23 Dec 2020

David Hare can’t bear too much reality

Boyd Tonkin

22 Oct 2020

J.B. Priestley, visionary of England

Boyd Tonkin

21 Sep 2020