The author has resigned as patron of the Oxford Literary Festival because it doesn’t pay authors to appear
Two old white men chatting about whether racism exists is not really a debate
The more we say sorry for things that we haven’t done, the less we say it for things we have
Katy Guest finds sex tapes, sycamores and surgical gloves among the subjects for some of the best books in the pipeline for 2016
Speaking at The Independent Bath Literature Festival earlier this year, Kazuo Ishiguro declared himself “on the side of the ogres”. He said: “I was taken aback to find there was this much prejudice against the fantasy genre ... I didn’t realise ogres and dragons would be such a problem.” I confess, when I picked up The Buried Giant (Faber & Faber, £20) a year ago, I was nervous.
‘Was your usual spot in the pub taken by a group of tipsy office workers in party hats?’
This year, there is a particular focus on reading in the workplace at Book Week Scotland
Short stories are intense, piquant things to be savoured, each one a different texture and flavour
Hand-made bookmarks include slogans like 'Celebrate her brain, not her beauty' and 'Let girls and boys be kids'
It’s easy to take a term that describes a group you disagree with and reinvent its meaning
Tidy desks are a symptom of a lack of creativity, apparently
The event is seen as a day when bricks and mortar bookshops have the edge over online retailers and supermarket chains
We all know the pleasure of curling up with a good read, but now it has proven benefits
Already devoured the Man Booker longlist, which was announced on Wednesday? Here are our summer reading awards chosen by our Literary Editor
Hefty bestsellers are being eclipsed by lighter reading
But if I say it, friends react as if I'd just announced that I have an IQ of seven