The voters’ champion.
Neil McKenna’s book revisits one of Victorian Britain’s most explosive trials.
More Samuel Pepys than Ozzy Osbourne.
A gorgeous pathology.
Fish out of water.
Days at the races.
If only the Taliban were like us.
Books will be nominated by a one-hundred strong Academy of "ideal" readers.
Hilary Mantel nominated alongside six first-time novelists.
An innovative "memoir" reassesses the place of women in modern literature.
Reviews by Amis, Pritchett, Royde-Smith and Naipul.
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.
Inaugural recipients include Tom MacCarthy, James Salter and Zoë Wicomb.
The fizzy, fascinating style of P G Wodehouse cannot be imitated - Sebastian Faulks is a fool to try, says Michael Moran.
From our correspondence.
Across the boundary.
Strike a pose.
Bard of the Bay Area.
From the archives: Craig Raine and the birth of Martian poetry.
"God-wise, I'm kinda fucked".