The television adaptation of Wolf Hall and Bring Up The Bodies is already being hailed as possibly the “greatest period drama ever made”. Certainly, much has been made of its attention to historical detail.
In the first episode of BBC historical drama Wolf Hall, based on Hilary Mantel’s novel of the same name, Thomas Cromwell returns home to find his wife and two daughters have all died during the night
Will Self suffers from “everythingitis.” Why aren’t we surprised?
Matthew Shardlake is a fictional lawyer at Lincoln’s Inn in sixteenth-century London. He is also a first-rate detective who reluctantly attempts to unravel some of the most important mysteries of the time while navigating the treacherous political waters of Tudor England.
Cult novel Good Omens has been adapted for radio. Here Neil Gaiman tells the story of how it came to be written.
Horace Walpole's The Castle of Otranto was written 250 years ago - it inspired the genre of gothic literature
Freshly uncovered police reports of the In Cold Blood murder case show the ‘non-fiction novelist’ was rather too imaginative with the facts
Author’s wilful arrest for drunkenness in order to experience prison while researching Down and Out in Paris and London had been questioned, but research confirms truth
The 1959 murder of the Clutter family in Holcomb, Kansas, brutal and mysterious, was made famous by author Truman Capote.
"There is no exercise that is either feeble or more strenuous … than that of conversing with one's own thoughts."
Even authors as seasoned as Stephen King often struggle to fully imagine their inventions and once they have, the relationship can remain very uneasy
The gorgeous, ethereal photographic portrait shot of Virginia Woolf taken in 1902 by George Beresford ... certainly captures the 20-year-old Virginia Stephen’s delicate beauty ... but it gives an all too simple impression of this complex and often contradictory writer.