As the Man Booker Prize announces its longlist of nominations, a judge from the 2012 edition explains the task facing the panel that has to whittle more than a hundred novels down to a single winner.
Sad news as an American literary icon passes away.
Half a century after the end of the Chatterley ban, high culture still recoils at the least whiff of smut.
Neil Gaiman is one of the best-known - and best-selling - writers in the world. He just wishes that people would let him get on with writing a bit more.