Six women and four debut novels make the list on a year with a number of notable omissions and surprise inclusions.
A group portrait of the leaders of the 1916 Easter Rising in Ireland reviewed.
Sometimes, it takes a surprising turn of events – or even the promise of a reward – to start someone off reading.
Being able to articulate our desires is key to our wellbeing – but if we want to be sex-literate, we need more inventive writing than Fifty Shades of Grey.
If you’re a writer of any shade or background, the chances of success are slim. Factor in any kind of disadvantage and you begin to think it’s impossible.
David Hone’s discoveries are revealed in this gripping and wonderfully informative book.
A new prize created to identify, encourage and promote new women writers announces its first winner.
Martin John by Anakana Schofield is formulated by the endless tinkering and fiddling of its outsider narrator.
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.
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