Barnes uses these dramatic events to frame a fictionalised biography, narrated from Shostakovich’s perspective
Mireille Juchau depicts the Müllers, a family living on their farm in the Australian rainforest, tending to the diminishing swarms in the hives
The book maps their relationship; from the intense bonding on a trip to Norway to its disintegration after Fran sleeps with Paulina’s ex
Rupert Thomson tells Max Liu why his wife did not want him to finish his latest novel ...
King has reportedly begun using their trademark to issue takedown notices
Last Wednesday, The UFC held their first Fight Night of the year in the USA. In the main event, Luke Rockhold defeated Costas Philippou via first round TKO. The 29-year-old was coming off of only his second career loss eight months ago when Vitor Belfort connected with a spinning heel kick in spectacular fashion. With a couple more wins, Luke could very well find himself back in title contention in the middleweight division.
The heart may want Somersby to win Saturday's Clarence House Chase at Ascot as a timely tribute to Terry Biddlecombe, who died two weekends ago. But the head says Sire De Grugy.
Hilary Mantel, twice winner of the Man Booker Prize, who made her name dissecting the 16th-century court intrigues of King Henry VIII’s adviser Thomas Cromwell, is turning her attention to a more modern politician – Lady Thatcher.
A long-running legal battle in the United States could change the way Sherlock Holmes and other characters are portrayed in future books and films
It’s well worth staying on the case of this beautifully muted Scandi thriller
Where are you now and what can you see?
Christopher Gossage was found to have breached privacy rules by the SRA
In our final selection of Christmas books for children, we examine the best titles for teens
Each year, aspiring writers are challenged to produce a 50,000-word work in a month. Anne Penketh embarked on a fictional journey with her murder mystery, The Marsh
How should authors transform autobiography into self-standing fiction? For Karl Ove Knausgaard, with A Man in Love (translated by Don Bartlett; Vintage, £8.99), this second volume in the Norwegian writer's acclaimed "My Struggle" series mines the everyday material of young fatherhood. Yet he converts it into a stunningly eloquent set of reflections on masculinity, domesticity and the artist's itch to escape.
The £5,582 trip will taken in Phuket (Lara Croft), Seoul (for the e-Sports) and Los Angeles (L.A. Noire and Grand Theft Auto)