Fanny and Stella.
Reviewed: Fanny & Stella - The Young Men in Women’s Clothes
By Juliet Jacques - 18 March 10:57

Neil McKenna’s book revisits one of Victorian Britain’s most explosive trials.

The Who
Reviewed: Who I Am by Pete Townshend
By Colin Fleming - 17 March 13:26

More Samuel Pepys than Ozzy Osbourne.

Gavin Corbett.
Reviewed: This Is the Way by Gavin Corbett
By Claire Lowdon - 14 March 10:34

Fish out of water.

New Statesman
Reviewed: The Undivided Past by David Cannadine
By Richard Overy - 14 March 9:32

If only the Taliban were like us.

The novelist Nicole Krauss in Brooklyn.
Folio Society to sponsor new £40,000 literary prize
By Philip Maughan - 13 March 22:47

Books will be nominated by a one-hundred strong Academy of "ideal" readers.

Portrait of Zadie Smith.
Women’s Prize for Fiction 2013: longlist announced
By New Statesman - 13 March 0:01

Hilary Mantel nominated alongside six first-time novelists.

Heroines: From Zelda Fitzgerald to Jean Rhys
By Juliet Jacques - 12 March 15:06

An innovative "memoir" reassesses the place of women in modern literature.

F Scott Fitzgerald with Zelda and his daughter Frances.
Fitzgerald, Woolf and J G Ballard: five classic book reviews from the NS archive
By The Old Statesman - 12 March 13:13

Reviews by Amis, Pritchett, Royde-Smith and Naipul.

In defence of JK Rowling's The Casual Vacancy
By Sarah Ditum - 10 March 9:32

Rowling is often presented as a stultifyingly middle-class and cosy writer. That's unfair, says Sarah Ditum: her adult fiction makes a clear political point in a way few modern novels do.

Portrait of James Salter.
New American literary award confers $1,500,000 in prizes
By Philip Maughan - 08 March 13:06

Inaugural recipients include Tom MacCarthy, James Salter and Zoë Wicomb.

The hubris of Sebastian Faulks: trying to imitate the inimitable PG Wodehouse
By Michael Moran - 08 March 10:59

The fizzy, fascinating style of P G Wodehouse cannot be imitated - Sebastian Faulks is a fool to try, says Michael Moran.

San Francisco Bay Area
Reviewed: The Poetry of Jack Spicer by Daniel Katz
By Simon Smith - 06 March 10:12

Bard of the Bay Area.

Mo Yan is swarmed by journalists in Beijing.
Writing for the people?
By En Liang Khong - 04 March 17:38

Reviewed: Pow! by Mo Yan.

An alien from the Mars Attacks movies.
When the Martians landed
By Luke Maxted - 28 February 17:42

From the archives: Craig Raine and the birth of Martian poetry.

Shalom Auslander
Shalom Auslander wins 2013 Wingate Prize
By Philip Maughan - 28 February 13:17

"God-wise, I'm kinda fucked".

Reviewed: Mimi by Lucy Ellmann
By Anita Sethi - 28 February 13:10

Under the skin.

Reviewed: Helga’s Diary by Helga Weiss
By David Cesarani - 28 February 13:07

The will to live.