By Helen Lewis - 17 July 10:44
The neuroscientist's first novel has clunking cliches, terrible characters and dialogue about the "dissociation of reproduction from copulation". Finishing it has become a nerd challenge, writes Helen Lewis.
By Nichi Hodgson - 16 July 12:03
The unmasking of Rowling as the author of The Cuckoo's Calling and its subsequent meteoric success has demonstrated that celebrity trumps gender when it comes to book sales. But what about all the writers who will never achieve a fraction of Rowling's fam
By Philip Maughan - 16 July 10:37
Pankaj Mishra, Nam Le, Sarah Hall and Michael Chabon were drawn at random from a one-hundred strong academy of writers and critics, who will nominate books for the prize. Lavinia Greenlaw will chair the panel.
By Critic - 15 July 17:23
The critics' verdicts on Raymond and Tallis, Bergner and Adichie.
By Joe Collin - 15 July 17:00
Actually, they liked it. Galbraith's Cormoran Strike thriller could mark the start of another intensely successful Rowling series.
By Alex Hern - 14 July 11:08
"Robert Galbraith" was critically acclaimed, but it takes Rowling to be commercially successful.
By Nicky Woolf - 11 July 8:59
Joe Muto, a self-described liberal and Obama supporter, joined Fox News in 2004. Nicky Woolf finds his insider exposé insightful, if a little underwhelming.
By Leo Robson - 11 July 8:53
Dee has followed his celebrated topical satire The Privileges with a double portrait that's tighter in focus and smaller in scale.
By Gabriel Josipovici - 11 July 8:35
Some great writers are also great letter-writers, others are not. Bulgakov's letters tell the story, or at least accompany the story, of the young writers journey to Moscow to the publication of The Master and Margarita.
By Antonia Quirke - 11 July 8:29
The "Bill Sikes" actor turned down Spielberg, Polanski and even James Bond - why?
By James Evans - 09 July 15:00
Winner of the 2013 Caine Prize for African writing and four nominees all hail from Nigeria.
By Juliet Jacques - 09 July 11:45
Juliet Jacques on Deborah Levy's new essay.
By Helen Lewis - 08 July 13:00
The Quarry comes across as something of a "greatest hits" - I wanted, desperately, for the book to be a final majestic flourish - his rightly deserved swan song. But it isn't. It's a stinker.
By William Dalrymple - 05 July 12:01
The elephant untethered.
By Jane Shilling - 04 July 16:00
You have to go back in time a long way to find pastoral writing that doesn't mourn the shrinking diversity in our wild places. The pastoral has given was to new "nature writers". If they were put in charge of the countryside, these islands would become a
By Sophie Elmhirst - 04 July 15:00
Politicians create narrative from scant facts on a daily basis - it's part of the job. New memoirs from Johnson and Widdecombe offer an example of how-to (and how not-to) use this skill.
By Jasper Rees - 04 July 13:00
The author of a trilogy of studies on Italy, Tim Parks always keeps his ear to the ground, looking for the telltale nuance, the occluded revelation of national character.
By Claire Lowdon - 04 July 12:00
Claire Lowdon on the humble and bold second novel from Granta's "Best Young British Novelist" Evie Wyld.
By Philip Maughan - 04 July 11:54
The Books Interview.
By Isabel Hilton - 04 July 11:36
The scale of suffering in China during the Second World War was unimaginable. Yet China did not submit, and it has only been since the 1980s that fragments of other histories have started to emerge.
By David Herman - 03 July 9:00
Berlin's letters, superbly edited by Henry Hardy and Mark Pottle, encourage us to ask what is going to be remembered and what is going to fade: the work, or the personality?
By Critic - 02 July 14:30
The critics' verdicts on Jimmy Connors, Jonathan Sperber and Sarah Churchwell.
By Sarah Churchwell - 27 June 9:41
Sarah Churchwell reviews <em>Jazz: New York in the Roaring Twenties</em> by Robert Nippoldt and Hans-Jürgen Schaal.
By Ed Smith - 27 June 8:41
Former tennis player Jimmy Connors' memoir has the ring of honesty, as though he is trying to be entirely straightforward.
By Mark Damazer - 27 June 8:33
Land of hope and stories.
By Vernon Bogdanor - 27 June 8:15
A detailed history of the Conservative Party's domination between the First and Second World Wars.
By Alex Hern - 27 June 8:09
A book that feels like it’s made up of offcuts and dreams.
By Rachel Cusk - 22 June 10:28
One could say that the Oedipus narrative gave us <em>Wuthering Heights</em> where the Moses story resulted in <em>Jane Eyre</em>; or at least that between them can be found the spectrum of objective and subjective narrative possibilities.
By John Gray - 22 June 9:21
Sins of omission and myths of the Enlightenment.