“Feminism in Britain has had two strands: as a media phenomenon and as an academic discipline. The vast realm of reality that lies between remains unaffected by either.”
As she prepares for her 50th birthday, the author and journalist reflects on what it means to be “middle-aged” – and on a journey she knows never ends well.
In the early part of the last decade Manchester became the hot spot for Ageing Labour’s take on urban regeneration.
A new short story by the Man Booker International winner.
The classic sci-fi novel is more than a ripping yarn – it anticipated the ecology movement and shaped the French avant-garde.
Chaplin's previously unpublished novella and a new biography show the makings of his melancholy genius
A tense taxi journey across the Saudi desert makes the author consider the folly of nationality.
From the Beano to Joe Sacco’s Palestine, the library’s major summer exhibition is impressive in its scope.
The debut novels of two Tartan Beebists, whose hearts clearly belong in Scotland despite years of working in Westminster.
Adam Foulds on a vanished world of natural wonders and cyclical labour.
A new book examines the cultural history of canvases that have the artist as their subject.
But consigning events to history should not preclude the need for apology for ancient wrongs: they can help heal rifts.
If we blame her for the Trojan War, what does it say about us?
A previously unpublished novella shows the playwright struggling to escape the influence of Joyce.
Amanda Craig rounds up the best new offerings for young people.
The 74-year-old poet and broadcaster, who is terminally ill, reads a new poem “Driftwood Houses” and reflects on his career, family and the power of “simple, ordinary things”.
What is to be done about inequality?
The unhappy history of the workplace.
In the next instalment of the “Austen Project”, the Scottish crime writer gives her modern-day take on the novel formerly known as Susan.
Two new novels, about a Romanian in Paris in the 1920s and a Belgian living near the French border respectively, are examinations of nationality and identity.
Art and science both had a long history of secret codes hidden in plain sight. Adam Rutherford goes on the hunt.
Bolaño’s books are still appearing and we have not finished understanding them.
The double Man Booker-winning novelist Hilary Mantel on writing for the stage, finishing her Tudor trilogy – and the perils of being a woman in the public eye.
In 1934, Wells arrived in Moscow to meet a group of Soviet writers. While there Stalin granted him an interview.
Most of the writer’s novels are set in modern South Africa; this life of E M Forster is an unlikely change of direction.
An unassuming figure little known in life but hailed after his death as “perhaps the most original political philosopher of this century”.
The response of some Labour MPs to Javid’s promotion was idiotic.
Juliet Jacques talk to US journalist Janet Mock about her book Redefining Realness.
. . . in fact, they are probably better at navigating a world of smartphones and social networks than we crusties aged 20 and over.