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Zadie Smith on Giuseppe Pontiggia's Umberto ...

Zadie Smith shares why she loves this almost ...
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Party tricks and naked writing: the eccentric ...

Worshipped as a saint in Vietnam, beloved by the sex ...
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Ike's Mystery Man review: astonishing tale of ...

Peter Shinkle has written a superb and harrowing history ...
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Fintan O’Toole: ‘Brexit is full ...

The Irish journalist talks about his new book, which ...
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Unplugged: what I learned by logging off and ...

My mission: quit social media and spend the time reading ...
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Lissa Evans on Lichfield: ‘I went into ...

The author on her childhood move from leafy Surrey to ...
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Literary Landscapes, edited by John Sutherland ...

From Dickens’s charnel-house London, to Henry ...
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Audiobooks, inclusivity and #MeToo ... how ...

New agents and imprints, Northern Ireland’s first ...
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The 100 bestselling books of the year: from ...

While Gail Honeyman is completely fine, where have all ...
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Children’s and teens roundup: the best ...

Mealtime wars, a puppy without a bark and crazy science ...
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Exclusive Sylvia Plath extract: Mary Ventura ...

Written on the brink of a tumultuous year, this short ...
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Amos Oz: the novelist prophet who never lost ...

To critics at home, Oz was a bleeding-heart liberal ...
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Israeli novelist Amos Oz dies aged ...

The author of books including Black Box, A Tale of Love ...
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If Not Critical by Eric Griffiths review ...

An age has passed ... A collection of the controversial ...
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Why Michelle Obama’s memoir should have ...

Becoming is laden with inspirational symbolism and ...
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The Secret World by Christopher Andrew review ...

From waste baskets rifled for coded messages to early ...
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Russia Without Putin by Tony Wood review ...

Putin hasn’t deviated from Yeltsin, the Soviet ...
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A Different Drummer by William Melvin Kelley ...

First published in 1962, this masterpiece of American ...
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Roxane Gay: ‘Public discourse rarely ...

The writer whose radical honesty has won fans across the ...
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Spanish academic gets €1.5m EU grant to ...

Project to bring recognition to women between 1500 and ...
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Welcome Home and Evening in Paradise by Lucia ...

The American writer’s reputation continues to ...
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From Brideshead to Bond: top 10 books on ...

Henry Jeffreys raises a glass to the best writing about ...
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Insomnia by Marina Benjamin review - ...

Ranging from Penelope to Virginia Woolf, this study ...
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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie on Ama Ata Aidoo ...

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie shares why she admires the ...
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The Italian Teacher by Tom Rachman review ...

This exhilarating Costa-shortlisted novel about a son in ...
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Neil Gaiman on Rudyard Kipling's The Gardener ...

Neil Gaiman introduces Rudyard Kipling’s The ...
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Penelope Lively on MR James' Oh, Whistle and ...

You’ll never sleep in a twin bedroom again after ...
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Poem of the week: The Back of Your Head by ...

The enigma of the stranger in front of you on the bus ...
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What We Have Lost review – how Great ...

James Hamilton-Paterson’s survey of the decline ...
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Cressida Cowell on the best books to celebrate ...

From Charles Dickens to Susan Cooper, the How to Train ...
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The presidential library: 10 books Trump ...

The president has endorsed at least a dozen books this ...
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The Blake-Wadsworth Gallery of Reborn Dolls ...

Amy Bloom is the award-winning author of four novels, ...
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Charles Bovary, Country Doctor by Jean ...

A timely critique and reimagining of Madame Bovary by a ...
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Nein! by Paddy Ashdown review – the ...

Riveting new detail is added to the story of the men and ...
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The big literary quiz of the year: authors ...

From salmon fishing to textavism, naked tennis to ...
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Desirable Body by Hubert Haddad review ...

This slim, sly novel about extreme neurosurgery raises ...
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The Scottish Clearances by TM Devine review ...

An eminent Scottish historian chronicles the loss of ...
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'A rose with a thousand petals' … what ...

Forget haikus, epigrams, proverbs, maxims, adages and ...
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Helen Oxenbury: 'I used to hide books from my ...

Ten Little Fingers, Clap Hands, Farmer Duck ... the ...
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The best recent crime novels – review ...

Scrublands by Chris Hammer; Slugger by Martin Holmén; ...
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Andrew Miller: ‘Should I have read Don ...

The novelist on why Penelope Fitzgerald is underrated ...
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Germany’s Hidden Crisis by Oliver ...

How has Europe’s most powerful country become as ...
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'Genuinely brilliant from cover to cover': ...

We asked for your picks for the most outstanding books ...
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Sweden’s Dark Soul by Kajsa Norman ...

A journalist becomes disillusioned with her country ...
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Bleak house: the dark truth behind Charles ...

Nobody celebrated Christmas quite like Dickens – ...
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An Unremarkable Body by Elisa Lodato review ...

A young woman mourns her mother in this subtle story of ...
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Homeland by Walter Kempowski review – ...

There is no healing catharsis in a 1980s road trip to ...
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A good bookshop is not just about the books ...

Amazon may have lower prices, but it can never replace a ...
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Like a Sword Wound by Ahmet Altan review ...

Love and politics in the shadow of tyranny … The ...
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Top 10 Irish science fiction ...

It might not be the first country you associate with the ...
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Hazards of Time Travel by Joyce Carol Oates ...

In this audacious thought experiment about the shrinking ...
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Democracy and Truth: A Short History by Sophia ...

Current debates about truth and the value of experts ...
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The best audiobooks to enjoy this Christmas - ...

On this week’s show, we lend an ear to our ...
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Dream job: the writer paid to send millions to ...

With insomnia on the rise, Phoebe Smith was hired to ...
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