Philip Hensher

Spectator Books of the Year: Philip Hensher on a good year for novels

26 December 2016 9:30

A good year for novels. Rachel Cusk’s Transit (Cape, £16.99) is a brilliant and original enterprise, as well as a…

Facebook’s founder asked his 31 million followers to pick up a book. That can only be good news

6 January 2015 12:25

It’s the private messages Mark Zuckerberg will have sent early in the new year that I’d really like to see.…

Spectator books of the year: Philip Hensher urges you to read We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves before someone tells you the twist

23 November 2014 18:00

The books I liked best this year were all richly detailed. Why read a book unless it’s going to go…

Powder Her Face: Amanda Roocroft would never give a random bell-boy a blowjob

3 April 2014 18:44

Before we talk fellatio, let me get the boring, snide observations out of the way. It’s great to see the…

Man Booker prize shortlist 2013 - how was our tipping?

10 September 2013 12:28

One of Philip Hensher’s many qualities as a critic is that he doesn’t take prisoners. So his entertaining and judicious…

Bookies following Philip Hensher’s Booker shortlist

4 September 2013 12:22

The Guardian notes that Ladbrokes and William Hill share Philip Hensher’s hunch for the Booker shortlist, which is to be…