In August 2014 Jenny Diski was diagnosed with inoperable lung cancer and given 'two or three years' to live. She didn't know how to react. All responses felt scripted, laden with cliché. Being a writer, she decided to write about it (grappling with the unoriginality even of this) and to tell a story she had not yet told: that of being taken in, aged 15, by the author Doris Lessing and the subsequent 50 years of their complex relationship.
"Membership Dues", by Steve Coll; "Live from New Jersey", by Alec Wilkinson; "Attica Is All of Us", by Ian Frazier; "Jobs and the G.O.P.", by James Surowiecki; "Survival of the Fitted", by David Owen; "Dr. Don", by Peter Hessler; "The Secret Shopper", by Jenny Diski; and "Road Kill", by Anthony Lane.