I was waiting for the Australian author, Christos Tsiolkas to begin his first UK event this week and, as the audience filed in from the drizzle, I noticed a particular absence in the room. That of women. It was just me until – phew – three others slunk in. Tsiolkas's reading at a Bloomsbury basement bar had been organised by the bookshop Gay's the Word, so the clue was in the title, but I was thrown at first, to be among an audience with shared affinities that reared themselves – fascinatingly – during the discussion.
The incredible image was captured from the tiny island of Lovund in central Norway after temperatures suddenly dipped, freezing the water and trapping the fish
Arts Theatre, London
A seven-year-old girl lost part of her finger in the attack by a shoal of the meat-eating fish
Discovery of an ancient sea predator might also re-write the history of our evolution from the seas
Small piranha-like fish was found in European waters for the first time in August
Campaigners urge UK firm to halt imports from Icelandic fishing giant with links to whalers
Fish populations in UK coastal waters are a fraction of what they used to be
In a rod-swinging contest between hard-man rulers, Alexander Lukashenko, the President of Belarus, has outdone Russia’s Vladimir Putin by reeling in a real-life Blinky, the radioactive fish of The Simpsons fame.
'This pike weighs no more than 26.5 pounds' one commentator noted. 'Unless it swallowed a bar of gold'
Lobster cannibalism in the wild has been caught on camera for the first time as water temperatures in Maine reach a century high
Men named by the Foreign Office as Mark Robertson and Rupert Beaumont
Des McDonald's name is legendary in the food business – the legends in question being Midas and Croesus. When Nick Lander published The Art of the Restaurateur last year, McDonald was one of its stars. An Irish baker's son, he opened two restaurants in the City of London by the age of 22 and become executive chef of Caprice Holdings, founded by Chris Corbin and Jeremy King, the chaps who triumphantly revamped The Ivy, Scotts of Mayfair, Le Caprice and J Sheekey.
An experiment in self-sufficiency will transform a previously derelict Manchester printworks according to so-called vertical urban farming techniques