John Lichfield speaks to the French author who thinks the Kouachi brothers might easily have crashed out of the pages of his new thriller
Ekow Eshun reviews the latest graphic novel from the author behind World War Z
We are fortunate that T S Eliot was not in the habit – as was W H Auden – of throwing away his correspondence
David Lodge will celebrate his 80th birthday on Wednesday and a day later marks the publication of this memoir
Alistair Dawber reflects on a searingly painful account of life inside America's most notorious prison
In 1997, when Granta published its anthology India! The Golden Jubilee, the world was at a very different place
There's a North American focus to this week's round-up, but these four novels are also linked by the fact that a journey looms large in each of them
Poor Daisy Goodwin, who might or might not have lost her half-written novel in a house fire this week, Arifa Akbar reflects
As the market for psychological and crime thrillers grows, publishers rush to fill the gap in 2015, argues author, Rebecca Whitney
For most of us, the history of rock starts with a lank-haired truck driver from Memphis called Elvis who wanted to make a record for his mother
Dreaming is a dangerous activity in The Vegetarian. It leads to marital breakdown, obsessive sex and psychic unravelling in this South Korean novel
The heiress Muriel Lester and the match girl Nellie Dowell could not have come from more different backgrounds
‘I would prefer not to.” It’s a statement I came across when publisher Melville House sent me a branded bag. It had just that printed on the front, a beguilingly unexplained sentiment that drew quizzical looks from passers-by
Lady Antonia Fraser begins this memoir of her youth with a quotation from historian George Macaulay Trevelyan that captures the allure of history
Books about the acting life, Michael Pennington asserts, "wobble uncertainly between the daftly self-important and the ingratiatingly self-mocking".
I became so infuriated with Ben Lerner's debut novel, Leaving the Atocha Station, that on finishing it I decided to avoid male writers completely, and spent four months reading women.
Suffragettes are currently having a moment
This one was Jeremy Thompson's idea. He offered 'In loco parentis' – 'Dad's an engine driver'; and 'Sic transit gloria mundi' – 'It was a rough crossing yesterday but it is a lovely day today.' It's always hard to capture the spirit of the original, and Alan Beattie had a slightly different version: 'After a heavy weekend, Gloria threw up in the van.'
When the Facts Change: Essays 1995-2010 by Tony Judt - book review: An idealist who believed there is such a thing as society
Free of barrel-scraping, this is a welcome addition to the historian's oeuvre
A veteran of the Fifties campaigns is inspiring a new generation of activists
Art Piece taken off website amid 'severe security alert'
Grace Dent on TVtv
Maisie Williams single-handedly rises to the challengeTV
Academy criticised after no non-white actors nominated
tvAn expose of hooliganism masquerading as an ideological battle
artLee Hadwin can't draw when he's awake, but by night he's an artist
‘Remember the attackers are a cold-blooded, crazy minority’, says Blek le Rat
- 1 Rowan Atkinson to sell £10 million McLaren 'supercar' he crashed into a tree and a lamppost
- 2 The truth about 'girl things': Three cheers for Heather Watson's honesty
- 3 Man who held up 'hire me' sign at Waterloo station returns a year later with 'I'm hiring' sign
- 4 Saudi preacher who 'raped and tortured' his five -year-old daughter to death is released after paying 'blood money'
- 5 Men behaving badly: Urinating while standing, 'manspreading' and the gendering of selfishness
Heavy metal producer's corpse to be mutilated by models as per his dying wish
Benedict Cumberbatch says Hollywood is better for black British actors: 'I think as far as coloured actors go it gets really difficult in the UK'
Pixie Geldof signs recording deal with Stranger Records
Belle & Sebastian interview: Stuart Murdoch reveals how the band is taking a new direction
Diana Krall: The jazz singer on being friends with Elton John, outer space and skiing in Dubai
British Muslim leaders outraged after Eric Pickles says followers of Islam should 'prove their identity'
UK terror fears: My jihadist son returned from Syria mentally scarred – now he is being ignored
Nigel Farage: NHS might have to be replaced by private health insurance
Billy Crystal: 'Stop shoving gay sex scenes in my face'
'We would evict Queen from Buckingham Palace and allocate her council house,' say Greens
French court convicts three over homophobic tweets, in case hailed as a 'significant victory' by LGBT rights campaigners