D B C Pierre ponders whether writing is a teachable subject in his new book, Release the Bats: Writing Your Way Out of It.
Disraeli: the Novel Politician by David Cesarani reveals the complex identity of the Tory icon.
The Professor, Villette, Shirley: there’s so much more to her work than just Mr Rochester.
What Williams shows, in essay after essay, is that Augustine’s conversion to Christianity changed everything.
Not all of the protagonists in All That Man Is are admirable, or even likable - but it pulls us completely into their worlds.
Deputy Web Editor Anoosh Chakelian and Sub-editor Yo Zushi share their stories of learning to read in Armenian and English.
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The questions about class and literacy which inspired the New Statesman's Literacy Week.
Welcome to the New Statesman's literacy week, discussing literature and literacy from policy to practice.
A Nobel laureate captures the beginning of the “age of disasters”.
This American memoir is a portrait not only of marriage and motherhood, but of gender identity in flux.
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