Katy Guest is the literary editor of the Independent on Sunday
11 May 2014 12:00 AM
03 May 2014 07:20 PM
Last weekend, my niece and nephew told me 'pink is for girls and blue is for boys'. They’re two
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
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Ukip ‘exploiting grooming scandal’ to secure party’s first police chief
Nigel Farage: 'There’s nothing wrong with white people blacking up'
Maureen Lipman says 'she can't vote Labour while Ed Miliband is leader'
Muslims, immigration and teenage pregnancy: British people are ignorant about almost everything
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- 2 Topshop at centre of row over body image as 'shocking' skinny mannequin photo goes viral
- 3 Woman blinded as a child can see again after hitting her head on a coffee table
- 4 Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson criticised for beer tweet
- 5 The bubble bursts for Sodastream