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May 21, 15

George Gissing, a northerner, came to London as a social outcast. He was a stranger in an immense city which he explored ceaselessly, which absorbed his intellectual energy and fed his creativity, and about which he had little good to say.

Apr 19, 15

Gretchen Rubin, author of The Happiness Project, on how to become a better reader.

Apr 08, 15

At the inaugural Garner Lecture, the writer and storyteller reflected on a lifetime in tales – and vowed to keep taking risks.

Mar 15, 15

Andrew Gallix: The new vogue in literary theory is shot through with earlier ideas

Mar 15, 15

Whether it's musicians pastiching multiple vintage styles in a single track, the endless cycle of remakes and sequels in cinema, or historical genre mashups in pop literature, our future is looking increasingly like our past.

Mar 15, 15

Bill Bryson speaks to Nicholas Wroe about his childhood, the need for higher taxes in Britain and how he never wanted to be a travel writer

Mar 13, 15

Anne Tyler, Sarah Waters, Ali Smith, and five debut novelists including Emma Healey and Sara Taylor are on the longlist for this year's Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction.

Mar 08, 15

"Something I certainly was not prepared for, was the rollercoaster that is the submission process."

Mar 06, 15

As Ladybird Books celebrates its 100th anniversary, two enthusiasts examine the things we learned from them.

Feb 22, 15

'I have never met a writer who wishes to be described as a female writer, gay writer, black writer, Asian writer or African writer' … Aminatta Forna on her frustration at the book world's obsession with labels and identity.

Feb 13, 15

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.

Feb 13, 15

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

Jan 31, 15

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.

Jan 31, 15

Sarah Crown talks to CJ Sansom, the creator of Matthew Shardlake (article from 2010).

Dec 26, 14

Charles Palliser chooses his favourite modern fiction that revisits the Victorian era for a 21st-century audience, from Fingersmith to Cold Mountain.

Dec 23, 14

Cult novel Good Omens has been adapted for radio. Here Neil Gaiman tells the story of how it came to be written.

Dec 18, 14

Horace Walpole's The Castle of Otranto was written 250 years ago - it inspired the genre of gothic literature

Dec 05, 14

Freshly uncovered police reports of the In Cold Blood murder case show the ‘non-fiction novelist’ was rather too imaginative with the facts

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