Whether your hero wears spandex or cat ears, inspirational pop culture figures can help deal with real life difficulties.
The bestselling author of Lincoln in the Bardo on talking to ghosts, following the Trump campaign, and giving up writing like a hipster.
At a Brooklyn dinner party everyone can agree that Donald Trump is a monster. Can’t they?
The Nigerian-born British novelist Buchi Emecheta wrote a regular New Statesman column which became her first book, In The Ditch, in 1972.
Bernard-Henri Lévy on spending Inauguration Day with Philip Roth.
A short story by Colin Barrett.
"I’d forgotten that Bowie had ever recorded that song, and with Bing Crosby of all people."
The former winner Eimear McBride, Rachel Cusk and Deborah Levy are all in the running for the £10,000 prize.
New fiction from the author of the Man Booker-shortlisted novel The Fishermen.
Johnson's new collection of stories mixes the occult and banal to place young women at the centre of the picture.
The Hidden Histories podcast.
The Zombie PM