Too often, films are very inarticulate when talking about books.
Alan Titley's translation of Máirtín Ó Cadhain's Cré na Cille brings us a novel entirely in dialogue - and set in a graveyard.
He influenced writers from Salman Rushdie to Danilo Kiš - now a new novel by Maxim Biller takes us deep into the legend of the Polish-Jewish novelist.
Modernism's legacy seems to dominate refined taste - but you can't underestimate the power of a great story.
In a world so highly individualised, what we need is a cultural rather than an economic politics.
Melissa Harrison's At Hawthorn Time and Sarah Hall's The Wolf Border take us to the brink of the anthropocene.
Perhaps the most difficult word to pronounce aloud in the Turkish language is “soykirim” – genocide.
Knowing, understanding and speaking about birth and its aftermath are clearly as important as the political narrative that surrounds it. In her novel After Birth, Elisa Albert seeks to do just that.
Toni Morrison has plenty of laurels on which to rest - and this new novel isn't terrible. But given the choice, I'd read Beloved anyday.
The story of an obscure munitions disaster during the First World War meets a fragile form of biography.
Naked at the Albert Hall is a history of singing that hums with freshness and passion.
A new book by Tim Bale takes us as close as possible to understanding the awkward enigma that is Ed.
Work is now something we are supposed to be "passionate" about. But Joanna Biggs' portraits of the British workforce show that cant and hypocrisy are as resilient as ever.
Today, Hitchcock is reverred for his contribution to cinema. But his reputation as a "serious" director came late, as new biographies from Michael Wood and Peter Ackroyd reveal.
Why don't I have children? The answer is simple: I never reached the point where I wanted them.
"The world you quit / Is staying here, so say goodbye to it."
Charles seems unable to keep his mouth shut on political issues.
Insanity was "a disease of civilisation".
The Hugo Awards, the influential prize for science fiction and fantasy writing, have been hijacked by a group resistant to the way the shortlists are becoming more progressive and diverse.
All my antiquarian rage boils at the thought that nobody thought to record Hardy.
Preperation for the Next Life is remarkably well-researched, but doesn't forget the profound intimacy of life on the margins.
Repeitition is the default mode in The Discreet Hero - an abberation in Llosa's career which confuses quantity with literary quality.
Horace Warner's photographs of the Spitalfields Nippers shows what happened to some of society's most vulnerable - and reminds us of the value we must place on their protection.
Every year, the hedgerows are quieter. The author of H is for Hawk mourns the loss of the spring birds – and issues a warning for the future.
New studies by Edward Wakeling and Robert Douglas-Fairhurst uncover the story of one of literature's most debated men.
Was Australia born on the battlefield? 100 years after Gallipoli, the accepted narrative seems further than ever from reality.
Nancy Tucker’s eating disorder memoir, The Time In Between, tackles this problem head-on.
Caroline Crampton spends the day with James Rebanks, Twitter’s best-known shepherd and author of The Shepherd’s Life, and learns how he’s updating the centuries-old sheep-farming traditions of the Lake District for the modern day.
New autobiographies by Nigel Farage and Caroline Lucas get a kick out of calling themselves "outsiders". The truth? They want your votes.