Shakespeare didn't write Shakespeare, Van Gogh didn't kill himself, George Harrison was the hero of The Beatles and Hemingway was a feminist. Revisionism has gone too far, says Geoffrey Macnab
The lumbering monsters were once artistic outsiders. Now, they're rising from the dead to infect Hollywood, TV and fiction, says Arifa Akbar
Just three years after Going as Far as I Can–Duncan Fallowell’s account of an ill-starred visit to New Zealand – comes thishandsome hardback, in which the ever-characterful author fails entirely to disappear from his prose. It’s not about a particular trip, but How to Disappear is asmucha travel book as To Noto,Fallowell’s 1989 record of a car journey to Sicily, or OneHot Summer in St Petersburg, his 1994 account of a Russian affair.
The weekly of George Orwell and Michael Foot faces closure
He's made the shortlist three times before, but finally the novelist has taken the prize
Art historians say it was suicide – but a new book claims he met his demise in a shooting accident
Literature Prize will reward artistry over accessibility – and be open to American writers
Boyd Tonkin meets the Laureate
It was once the frothy genre that spelt big profits for publishers. But the latest sales figures read like a horror story
The family of Roald Dahl has been forced to backtrack on a fundraising campaign designed to rescue the hut in which the author wrote his tales.
His children's books have sold 60 million copies, generating a merchandise industry and Hollywood adaptations. But an appeal for £500,000 to restore Roald Dahl's garden shed has proved a plot twist too fantastical.
The design has been chosen for the United Kingdom's first-ever statue of its greatest novelist, Charles Dickens, in spite of his request, made at his funeral, that there should be no monuments in his honour.
We've lost the factors that created Stan Barstow
'The Amazing Spider-Man' screenwriter Steve Kloves says he is taking the comic book character back to his roots.
It's got the rudery and crudery, but this is also a sassy, smart comedy where the women are competent and it's the sugared almonds that get skewered