Features

How to make a living as an author without a publisher

After a three book deal worth £350,000 with Simon & Schuster, the best-selling author Dean Crawford self-published his action adventure and science fiction books on Amazon and other digital platforms, with incredible success 

India’s secret master of Second World War espionage

Under the codename of Silver, Bhagat Ram Talwar spied for Britain, Germany, Russia, Japan and Italy in the space of five years during the Second World War, but author Mihir Bose uncovers how his true loyalties lay with Indian independence

Being Bowie: I spent a year as David Bowie

Will Brooker, dressed as Bowie, attempted to enter into the experiences of the late star, which has resulted in the book 'Forever Stardust', which is out this week and the documentary 'Being Bowie'

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

My non-speaking part in the wars

A job on a film led a gap-year kid to ‘extras boot camp’: a meeting in that make-believe world changed his life forever