Farewell to Dostoevsky

A much-revised version of Conversations with Dostoevsky, together with critical essays discussing the issues raised in the conversations, will be published by Oxford University Press in 2023. In view of this the blog will shut down at the end of October. I thank everyone who’s read it and provided feedback. This kept me going andContinue reading “Farewell to Dostoevsky”


‘Conversations with Dostoevsky’ is a blog written to mark the 200th anniversary year of Dostoevsky’s birth. It takes the form of a series of conversations between a twenty-first century academic and the writer himself. The topics centre on ‘the big questions’, including God, immortality, faith, nationality, and the power of literature. Blogs will be published weekly,Continue reading “Welcome”