The former winner Eimear McBride, Rachel Cusk and Deborah Levy are all in the running for the £10,000 prize.
Much-loved author passes away.
A retelling of the gruesome story of Medea’s revenge.
The primal damaging act in this novel is the appalling violence meted out by West Pakistan during Bangladesh’s war of independence in 1971, in particular the systematic campaign of rape.
Nora Webster is the tale of a woman inside a house. It’s a small house in a small town in Ireland, in the late 1960s and Nora, recently widowed, lives here with her two teenage sons and her daughters who, like the house, are semi-detached.
Superficially, women who write fiction today seem to get equal billing with their male counterparts. Yet their work will never get the kind of avid coverage given to men.
A lock-in, a fire, a sleuthing fox: the west of Ireland by moonlight.
The death of an author doesn’t necessarily mean the death of their characters. Hercule Poirot is the latest sleuth to come back for an encore.
Exclusive new fiction for the New Statesman from a master of short-story writing.
A new short story by the Man Booker International winner.
Disaster strikes the British seaside in a gripping new short story by the author of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.
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