Gay literary revisionism could be a whole new movement, just as long as its participants don’t claim to be woke.
There are open fictional worlds, and there are closed ones. Narnia is the latter.
In 1994, working-class Scottish novelist James Kelman won the Booker Prize, scandalising the establishment. Twenty-five years later, the outrage still reverberates through his career.
In Oyeyemi’s new novel, dolls bicker like human adults, and eating is a form of revenge.
Rock Against Racism was a brilliantly unorthodox meeting of pop culture and politics.
From tech to transport, women are overlooked in a world not designed for them.
How Hitler’s diehard adherents recast both Nazism and themselves at the end of the Second World War.
Neuropsychologist AK Benjamin conjures strange and powerful stories in a book poised between fiction and memoir.
French's attempt to elevate crime fiction into literature leaves the reader in a near-constant state of befuddlement.
The French philosopher Diderot was a hero of the Enlightenment who counselled Catherine the Great. Wisely, she ignored his advice.
Stalin and the seat-of-his-pants spy.