As students we’re buried in reading and assignments. But if you want to increase your knowledge, get out your comfort zone and entertain yourself, the original Classics aren’t a bad place to start
Tolkien and Zamenhof are two of imaginary languages’ most successful proponents – yet their aims were very different
A simple stage allows the small cast to carry the weight of Khaled Housseini's debut novel that sold multi-millions worldwide and follows the film adaptation
Nothing is safe from the hands of hipsters
‘I am not ashamed to own that I think this rude bard of the North the greatest Poet that has ever existed,’ US founding father Thomas Jefferson wrote of the blind 3rd century Scottish poet Ossian, who was almost certainly made up in the 18th century
Being a modern gentleman is about more than just knowing what to wear or what to put in your bathroom. It's also about being informed about the world around you.
Train operator SNCF wants passengers to experience 'a journey before the journey' - at no charge
The tiny bookstore store on Paris’s Left Bank has hosted some of literature’s most revered figures
'In this sense, we claim that books – like diamonds – are forever'
There is rising interest in live literary experiences such as poetry slams, but the most influential literary festival needs to widen its appeal
Are you someone who refuses to believe the theory that “print is dead”? Who always makes room in a suitcase for a paperback? Who finds it easy to spend more time at a charmingly ramshackle bookstore than a crowded tourist attraction? You're not alone.
Diski documented her experience of living with cancer in a whimsical and honest serialised column
Greenwell tells us a lot about the world and about ourselves through the story of his unnamed narrator
This thoughtful, very accessible novel has a lot to say
The distinguished novelist was not so much a tortured artist, as a stoically unhappy one, or so she let us think...
Shakespeare in Swahililand guides us through a number of significant Shakespeare sightings in East Africa since the mid-19th century