Elena Ferrante uncovered

The writer behind the bestselling Neapolitan crime novels has avoided having her work put into the boxes reserved for women writers – romance and chick lit

Sitting Bull, Buffalo Bill and the circus of lies

A new book describes how Native American culture was consumed and repackaged by show business. Its author, Eric Vuillard, explores into the relationship between two of the main characters in this travesty

The last of Edith Wharton’s New York

No writer captured so well the lives of America’s elites a century ago. But, the buildings and streets where she set her stories – still so real in her readers’ minds – have disappeared

Why I wrote a book about watching the deterioration of my son

Lu Spinney’s new book about her son suffering from brain damage reignited the debate about assisted dying. It was described as ‘inspirational’ and ‘beautiful’ by readers. Here she explains why she wrote the book and the effect it had on her and her family