I barricaded my bedroom door shut with my PE kit, fired up the dial-up, and took my first step into the “with genitals” version of Harry Potter.
Hopefully, For a Little While will bring the American author the UK recognition he deserves.
We all want to discover who we truly are – but what happens when we don't like what we find?
Both Fathers and Sons by Howard Cunnell and Fathers by Sam Miller chase what can never really be known.
Cass R Sunstein explores how insulation pushes groups towards more extreme opinions.
Author Benjamin Myers's capacity for the grotesque is constantly threatening to breach your tolerance of it.
Gerald Wiener's life has now been turned into a biography.
On the pop culture podcast this week, we discuss the new Lorde album Melodrama, the BBC singing competition Pitch Battle and Naomi Alderman’s dystopian novel The Power.
The lives in Elizabeth Strout’s new novel are prisms, held up to the light and flashing out an infinite spectrum of interpretation.
Andrzej Franaszek's biography captures the Polish writer's complexity and darkness.
How Richard Hoggart's poor upbringing informed his classic book.
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