Issue 1298

05 Aug 2019
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About this issue: Overview

Letter  to my younger self
Nick Offerman, actor, writer, comic and carpenter, star of Parks and Recreation and Fargo, writes a letter to his younger self and tells us how his character of Ron Swanson was created.

Life on board
Pia Klemp was captain of a rescue boat, saving refugees in danger in the Mediterranean. Now she is facing  20 years in an Italian prison for her actions.

Heart of the matter
When readers of his first novel got in touch, Nathan Filer turned to non-fiction to document their experiences  of living with psychosis and urge a re-appraisal of how society understands the condition.

Plus  News, arts and entertainment, columnist Roger Ratcliffe on our topsy-turvy seasons, crossword, Sudoku – and the chance to win Leeds Festival tickets.