Alec Ash


These are the longform articles I am reading right now (updated automatically via Instapaper):

The Soviet Children Who Survived World War II

Andrew O’Hagan reviews ‘Picture’ by Lillian Ross · LRB 4 July 2019

Roger Federer as Religious Experience - Tennis - The New York Times

David Foster Wallace on 9/11, as Seen from the Midwest – Rolling Stone

David Foster Wallace The String Theory - David Foster Wallace on Tennis

Lost (in) Tibet - Chris Taylor

Groove in the Map - Chris Taylor

Fantastic Mr Fox | Tim Adams | Granta Magazine

“The Big Error Was That She Was Caught”: The Untold Story Behind the Mysterious Disappearance of Fan Bingbing, the World’s Biggest Movie Star | Vanity Fair

The Underground Railroad of North Korea - GQ


A BBC Book of the Week

"A talented young observer of today’s China" – Peter Hessler

"Lyrical ... a telling portrait" – Washington Post

"Fascinating and insightful"
Paul French

"Compelling and beautifully written" – Prospect