Katy Guest is the literary editor of the Independent on Sunday
27 April 2014 12:00 AM
20 April 2014 12:01 AM
I thought that I remembered every tiny detail about anybody who ever tormented me at school, until one of them popped up online recently, still banging on about my wrong accent and my stupid hair. She’d seen me on the BBC, she said, and I hadn’t changed a bit since she first took against me in Year 10. I was surprised. I’ve not only changed my hair colour and aged 25 years, but I no longer hide in corners reading books to escape. Instead, I talk about books on national television. This person, on the other hand, appeared not to have moved on at all. I am not sorry to say that I couldn’t remember a thing about her.
20 April 2014 12:00 AM
Matt Cain, formerly of Channel 4, talks novels, Nanas and Nelly the cat
16 April 2014 12:33 PM
Emma Donoghue’s eighth novel is her first since Room (2010), which was inspired by the Joseph Fritzl case and propelled her to global bestseller status from the ranks of the excellent-but-underappreciated historical novelists. Like Room, this novel is also based on a real life crime, but a very different one. Set in 1876 San Francisco, a city sweltering under a heatwave, a smallpox epidemic and festering racism and fear, it begins somewhat daringly with the murder of its best character.
13 April 2014 12:00 AM
Being white or male is itself a privilege - and if you didn't realise that, it's probably about time you did
06 April 2014 12:00 AM
There seems little point in writing this, in soon-to-be post-apocalyptic Britain, with "deadly smog" leaving everyone "gasping for breath" and increasing all our chances of death by up to 100 per cent. We know that Independent on Sunday readers are a dedicated bunch, but even the Weekend Newspaper of the Year readers are unlikely to pop out for a paper with killer smog around.
29 March 2014 06:27 PM
Why expend your time and energy on something you dislike? Stoking negative emotions can cause untold misery
23 March 2014 12:00 AM
Between the covers: What's really going on in the world of books
23 March 2014 12:00 AM
I am not banning books, or pink, or snot. I'll recommend books that open the world for children
We stopped reviewing books explicitly aimed at just girls, or just boys - the response was incredible. Here, we answer some of our readers' questions
18 March 2014 04:15 PM
We're not planning to judge books by their cover or ban glitter
Robin Williams Emmys tribute led by Billy Crystal criticised for including 'racist' joke about Muslim woman
The Rotherham child abuse scandal is a tale of apologists, misogyny and double standards
Scottish independence TV debate: Pumped-up Alex Salmond bounces back in bruising second round against Alistair Darling
Do you realise just how foolish the UK looks?
Ukip Douglas Carswell defection: Tory MP jumps ship to join Nigel Farage
When elitism grips the top of British society to this extent, there is only one answer: abolish private schools
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