D B C Pierre ponders whether writing is a teachable subject in his new book, Release the Bats: Writing Your Way Out of It.
New books by Lyndal Roper and Diarmaid MacCulloch reveal the scatalogy and theology of one of history's best known theologians.
A new book by Richard English suggests that killing can bring its own rewards.
Six women and four debut novels make the list on a year with a number of notable omissions and surprise inclusions.
In Peacock & Vine, Byatt has turned works of art and their shade, texture, patina and heft into words.
Rethink: the Surprising History of New Ideas by Steven Poole reviewed.
Gavin Jacobson considers the great philosopher’s plan for society as revealed in Nietzsche’s Great Politics by Hugo Drochon.
Mary Gaitskill's new novel presents an agonising world of "nice" and "nasty", where moral choice is always constrained.
For all that books and films laud Britain's strength, ultimately, they show that our power is interdependent.
On the Burning of Books: How Flames Fail to Destroy the Written Word is an informative book on a hot topic.
On the pop culture podcast this week: the new Ghostbusters reboot, series four of Netflix original Orange is the New Black and Janet Malcolm’s book about Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes, The Silent Woman.
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