Roddy Doyle, author of "The Commitments", has signed a deal to work with Roy Keane on the controversial ex-footballer’s latest autobiography.
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Sense of another kind of ending? Julian Barnes says authors who write about sex should always expect to be laughed at
Tuesday 05 March 2013
Novelist Julian Barnes has opened up about the pitfalls involved in writing about sex.
Monday 25 February 2013
The Cloud Atlas author David Mitchell and his wife have co-translated an acclaimed book, written by a Japanese child, about his experience of growing up with autism.
Monday 26 November 2012
Ah, the dashing heir to the Earl of Grantham
Sunday 25 November 2012
Setting the patois among the pigeons
Thursday 18 October 2012
After her second win, can Hilary Mantel make it a hat-trick? Perhaps, but the final part of any trilogy, as Simon Usborne discovers, is a very tricky beast
Wednesday 17 October 2012
Hilary Mantel has promised to use her third instalment of her Thomas Cromwell trilogy to "bring it home in style".
Friday 12 October 2012
Hilary Mantel is favoured to become the first woman to win the coveted Man Booker Prize for fiction twice, with her historical novel Bring Up the Bodies ahead of Will Self's Umbrella in the bookmakers' rankings.
Tuesday 02 October 2012
Friday 24 August 2012
Gabriel Byrne is set to star in a series of crime thrillers based on novels by Booker Prize winner John Banville.
Wednesday 22 August 2012
Nina Bawden, the author of 48 books including the children's story Carrie's War, has died at the age of 87.
Wednesday 08 August 2012
One of fiction's most famous private detectives is being brought back in a new novel by Booker Prize winner John Banville.
Sunday 15 July 2012
I have been confused with Kate Moss Not if you were to look at me, but before [her award-winning 2005 novel] Labyrinth, journalists would ring up the Orange Prize [which Mosse set up] and say, "Can I speak to Kate, and will she talk about anything at all?" Eventually, after further discussion, they'd say, "But will she talk about Pete Doherty?" I'm absolutely fine with it; it's only really sad for the taxi drivers who come and pick me up – when they see it's me, their little faces fall.
Saturday 16 June 2012
The Week in Books
Friday 08 June 2012
Booker Prize-winning author Barry Unsworth has died at the age of 81, his publishers said today.
Thursday 07 June 2012
Many view Nick Clegg as a frustrated politician, unable to promote the Liberal Democrats' agenda in a predominantly Conservative coalition. Now it has emerged that the Deputy Prime Minister is also a frustrated author, having penned a "shockingly bad" draft of a novel in his early twenties.
Matt Smith is set to join cast of Jane Austen classic - with a twist
Daniele Watts: Django Unchained actress detained by Los Angeles police after being mistaken for a prostitute
Scottish independence referendum: A nation divided against itself
The political class is doing what Hitler couldn’t – destroying Britain
Scottish independence: Nationalist leader Jim Sillars threatens pro-union companies with 'day of reckoning' after independence
Portuguese academic says British are 'filthy, violent and drunk'
Scottish independence: David Cameron is becoming the 'George Bush of Britain'
- 2 Scottish independence: Learn from Quebec's mistakes and beware of promises. Vote Yes.
- 3 'Necrophilia-obsessed' girl among double murder accused in three-way sex case
- 4 A bottle of wine a day is not bad for you and abstaining is worse than drinking, scientist claims