Three prize-laden upcoming poets return with second collections driving poetry into the digital future and the human past.
Set in a Manchester police station, Paul Abbott's No Offence shines with wit and human insight.
Writers are vampires who sink their fangs into other writers
As Rufus Scrimgeour put it: “These are dark times, there is no denying. Our world has perhaps faced no greater threat than it does today.”
Sometimes you need more than 140 characters.
So rapid has China's development been that at any given moment there are vast, empty proto-cities waiting for people.
New books by Louise Stern, James Kelman and Douglas Kennedy.
Too often, films are very inarticulate when talking about books.
They crossed paths while living close together in Reno - but the two heavyweights differed more than shared.
The first novel from Thick of It writer Jesse Armstrong addresses the morality of foreign intervention with jokes, slapstick - and a student play.
Mr Osborne's Economic Experiment reveals the chancellor's tricks.
This is real feminist history - work which was unheralded not just because it was top secret, but because women did it.
New books by Anthony King and Michael Barber invite us to assess - and act.
The debate over freedom is a complex, extended one.
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.