PORTRAIT OF THE ARTIST AS A CONSUMER: Erik Hofstatter

TELEVISION My freeview is a shrine to dust. A neglected mistress. I have zero interest in current affairs or majority of programmes. Pompous reality shows such as Love Island murder my brain cells. I prefer a box set binge. Historical and decadent shows like Deadwood, Spartacus, Rome, or Vikings. BOOKS Books are a whetstone for…

Recommended Read: Isidora’s Pawn by Erik Hofstatter

  ‘Orrin is desperate to escape life’s crushing banalities. Enter Dores, a charismatic Spanish librarian he befriends on Instagram. With a gratuitous job offer on the cards, he travels to León and begins a night shift in a place where the broken and weary congregate in healing silence. The medieval library is painted with images…