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Michael Arditti, a regular book reviewer and occasional art critic, was also formerly a theatre director and playwright. He is the author of Easter, Unity and Sea Change. The Enemy of the Good is his sixth novel.
Here were three writers not afraid to tackle serious issues: racism and homophobia, the right to die, the meaning of art, the absurdity of cycles of vengeance, faith and religion - and much more. Their novels are gripping, generous and thought provoking. They discussed the role of literature and its impact on our lives.