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Jul 20, 15

The novel inside us. It’s a powerful presence that commonly remains dormant but ruminated over, then abandoned with a little wistful regret. In other cases, it is nothing less than a raging obsession.

Jun 28, 15

At a recent tag sale not far from my parents’ house, I came upon a thin, weathered paperback with a yellowing spine. It stuck out amid the other glossy hardcovers.

Jun 28, 15

‘The writer Nassim Taleb approvingly calls a collection of unread books an “antilibrary”’

Jun 28, 15

As her 1962 novel The Pumpkin Eater becomes a Penguin Classic, we re-examine the life of Penelope Mortimer, who tackled difficult subjects in a style that still sounds vital today

Jun 24, 15

I like the idea of a personal codename for the place I live. I’m putting down roots here, and since I work from home and don’t get out much, I spend the vast majority of my time here.

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.

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