A new anthology lifts the lid on the private life of a man who took a vow of chastity in his 30s
Michael Derrick Hudson is using the pen name 'Yi-Fen Chou' to build a literary career
Suspect stabbed his friend to death after victim insisted prose was superior as literary genre
The international puzzle that requires knowledge of steganography, Aleister Crowley and the darknet is back again, and the internet is just as confused
Compared writing poetry to the sex act? May he be turned to dust!
Prosecutor Richard Whittam says what the men did was 'indefensible in the law of this country'
The continuous ridge of russet, stone-strewn lakeland mountain encircles a valley floor as flat as a paddy field. Lights of farms are beginning to spark and the cries of tawny owls reverberate around the bowl of darkening fells. In the distance, sunset pinks the snow-dusted peak of Glaramara. It is a suitable stage to approach the most notable trees of northern England.
The Nativity is sensuously captured by the Poet Laureate
Television presenter reveals that Dan Brown had read his version and called it 'quite clever'
After the moving encore came the tears
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Former maths teacher’s recollection of an unorthodox lesson was a ‘delight’ for judges
What's really going on in the world of books
His love of compact Japanese verse has earned him the nickname 'Haiku Herman', and soon the president of the European Council will be able to enjoy some of his own compositions with a musical accompaniment.
What would you do if you stumbled upon an abandoned printing press amid the hell of the First World War? The answer, according to Ian Hislop and Nick Newman's entertaining The Wipers Times, is bring out a satirical newspaper taking swipes at everyone from the top brass to the "Boche".
King warned it would not be easy to “transform the jangling discords of our nation into a beautiful symphony of brotherhood” and he was right