Author Benjamin Myers's capacity for the grotesque is constantly threatening to breach your tolerance of it.
Since Barack Obama declared that America has an "empathy deficit", empathy has become a political buzzword. But is it always a force for good?
Jacqueline Woodson’s beautiful new coming-of-age novel reminds us that it is not just our romantic relationships which define us.
We should celebrate the solitary hunters among us.
They Can’t Kill Us All is a courageous chronicle of how police violence sparked a political movement.
The winner of the Virago/New Statesman Women’s Prize for Politics and Economics explores how economics views the world through male eyes – to the detriment of all.
A Tale of Three Cities by Bettany Hughes shows how kings, emperors and sultans have been fighting over the city for millennia.
On the pop culture podcast: Lion, BBC Three comedy Witless and Daisy Johnson’s short story collection Fen.
Philosophy used to be a staple of television and the newspapers. Not any longer. So where did all the philosophers go?
Riley once described her writing as “picking at scabs and lying awake”. In this, her fifth novel, the visceral discomfort is deeply compelling.
Sady Doyle’s Trainwreck explores the voyeuristic pleasure we take in women who crash and burn.
The Zombie PM
The doomed premiership of Theresa May