Comer’s turn as Villanelle is a piercing jolt of a performance that hits you like a hairpin to the eyeball.
The 27-year-old Booker-nominated author, hailed as the voice of millennial fiction, discusses the success of her second novel, Normal People.
Julien Baker, Phoebe Bridgers and Lucy Dacus are all fresh from making critically acclaimed albums.
The longlisted debut novelists range from an established poet to a first-time author.
But there is something to be said for the film’s R-rated action.
This sweet teen movie is clichéd, over-engineered and absolutely perfect.
The album features 14 dense, precise, tightly constructed songs – most refuse a traditional verse/chorus structure for shorter, stranger vignettes.
This sequel has a more reflective tone than the banger-a-minute original, but you can’t deny its charms.
The show is a series of misdirections: a tricksy, self-conscious beast, full of sleight of hand.
Norwich teenagers Jenny Hollingworth and Rosa Walton have made a strikingly mature record.
A trend of celebrating “nasty”, “badass”, “rebel” women has swept feminist literature. But idolising defiance raises difficult questions about an individualistic approach to feminism.