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The American novelist Anne Tyler on writing ordinary men, researching on YouTube, and what’s wrong with her first three novels.
Bernardine Evaristo, Colson Whitehead, Edna O’Brien and more Orwell Prize-shortlisted writers explain how politics informs their prose.
Books by black authors have topped bestseller charts in recent weeks. Next we must ask: who profits?
The former national security adviser may not have testified under oath, but he deserves the freedom to publish.
Exploring the legacy of the Harlem Renaissance writer, who went on to influence generations of writers, from Toni Morrison to Bernardine Evaristo.
As Phillips Sands’ The Ratline explores, Nazis' complicity in genocide didn’t stop Americans trying to recruit them.
Many young readers consider Rowling’s statements a complete betrayal of her own books.
Over the past 120 years, working mothers have gone from being considered a social problem to a social norm.
As Victoria's soldiers fought in South Africa, some of the era's best known authors reported home. Their writing shaped the legacy of a traumatic conflict.
Culture and the universal genius were not the only things to thrive in this supposed golden age – so too did slavery and warfare.
18 March 1933: a former homeless man, WH Davies, reviews George Orwell’s Down and Out in Paris and London.