According to this year's nominees Martin Amis served up 'blanched stereotypes on a platter'; Salman Rushdie got 'small'; and Noami Wolf's work is 'utter drivel'
The superhero may have spun his last web
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Author-critic Zoe Heller's excoriating verdict on the literary titan's book expected to start a fight
'The best way to see the world is from a boat'
After fifteen years of a very public feud, V S Naipaul and Paul Theroux have finally buried the hatchet.
Victorian novelist's home, which inspired 'Mill on the Floss', is at risk from development
In a career spanning 40 years, the photographer Mark Gerson, now 89, shot most of the biggest names in English literature, from Roald Dahl to Salman Rushdie.
Let's get the annual squall of outrage over first. Kieron Smith, Boy by James Kelman deserved at least a shortlist place in this year's Man Booker contest. Indeed, the beautifully observed, deeply affecting first-person portrait of a Glasgow childhood outshines Roddy Doyle's Dublin equivalent, Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha – which won the prize in 1993.
Mate of the stars, judge of Best of the Booker ... and yet the husky-voiced presenter is very much one of us
The chair of the jury of Britain's leading women's literary prize has called for a debate on whether men should be included on the judging panel to ensure a broader mix of tastes.
Symbol, victim, blasphemer, target – Salman Rushdie, it seems, is anything people need him to be. As his new novel is published, the writer talks to Boyd Tonkin