In 2016, just as The Essex Serpent was being published, novelist Sarah Perry was diagnosed with Graves’ disease. Now, she’s publishing her darkest novel yet.
The 27-year-old Booker-nominated author, hailed as the voice of millennial fiction, discusses the success of her second novel, Normal People.
The longlisted debut novelists range from an established poet to a first-time author.
A trend of celebrating “nasty”, “badass”, “rebel” women has swept feminist literature. But idolising defiance raises difficult questions about an individualistic approach to feminism.
Honestly, Coren and Austen would have got along famously, because Austen was also a messy bitch who lived for drama.
The Goldsmiths Prize-shortlisted author on conceptual art, mental illness, and the importance of empathy.
The Goldsmiths Prize-shortlisted novelist on relationships, misogyny and the importance of innovation in fiction.
REAL HEADS KNOW.
As Philip Pullman announces The Book of Dust, another trilogy set in the His Dark Materials worlds, find out what animal your daemon would be.
From Frank Bryce to Charity Burbage.