At times, the novel seems to owe as much to Dostoevsky as to the epics of the long-distant past.
Charles Darwin: Victorian Mythmaker portrays the naturalist as an unscrupulous self-promoter who directly influenced Nazi eugenics.
Every Third Thought and I Am, I Am, I Am tackle life’s most serious topic.
Many of the pieces in eco-anthology Walking on Lava are as sad as they are angry.
Biographer Chris Kraus restores Acker to her rightful place, by taking her writing seriously.
Emily Fridlund's Man Booker-longlisted novel is full of arresting detail.
Neuropsychologist Adrian Owen's work raises many more questions than it answers.
Preti Taneja's novel concerns the serving of justice – who gets what, as opposed to who deserves what.
Did popular authors write Islamic State into existence?
Richard Lloyd Parry's book explores the damage to a community that had “suffered an exceptional tragedy”.
The crime writer on her heroes, joining a band and winning Mastermind.