Leo Robson is the lead fiction reviewer for the New Statesman.
Vinegar Girl and The Globe's Taming of the Shrew offer two new takes on a contentious play.
Two new books help us trace the influences of Cervantes on modern fiction.
Zero K can't resist reaching for Beckettian heights while remaining rooted in the banal.
As a fiction writer, Hensher has virtuosity on tap, so every page delivers something enjoyable and even eye-popping.
James elevated the novel to a higher plane – but 100 years after his death, it’s his surprising memoirs and essays that are enjoying a revival.
Michael Winterbottom, Britain’s busiest film-maker, discusses cinema, social mobility and how we are returning to the 19th century.
Julian Barnes’ latest novel is an attempt at the crystalline, obliquely passionate historical novel as practised by Penelope Fitzgerald.
D J Taylor’s The Prose Factory: Literary Life in England Since 1918 walks the tightrope between two sides of a culture war – but occasionally loses its footing.
Andy Martin's Reacher Said Nothing: Lee Child and the Making of “Make Me” gives us a fly-on-the-wall view of the crime writer.
Salman Rushdie’s Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights and A Strangeness in My Mind by Orhan Pamuk.