Trans people are attacked around the world in their thousands, some even murdered
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
If you have to trap someone in front of your entire family on one of the few days in the year when they can’t jump on a train home, then they’d probably have preferred a chocolate orange
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
Critics will say that teachers have enough on their plates, but an overwhelming majority of teachers and parents support the idea
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
A former Oxford student turned perfumer has created a fragrance evoking the smell of her time at university - here, the Independent’s graduates conjure up their eau de college
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