33-year-old upsets the odds with his novel 'The Shock of the Fall' - the story of a teenager's descent into mental illness
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Friday 28 June 2013
Daisy (superb Alice Sykes) is nearly sixteen and might have expected to be tumbling through the teenage rites of passage with her peers – from studying for mock-GCSEs to trying to sneak into clubs with a fake ID.
Wednesday 08 May 2013
UKIP’s success in last week’s local elections is having an impact already. Nadine Dorries, who had the Tory whip taken away because of her appearance on I’m a Celebrity, has got it back, thereby heading off the risk that she might defect to Ukip.
Thursday 02 May 2013
Alice Jones' Arts Diary
Saturday 27 April 2013
From Spanish street food and Italian opera to 'Unknown Cities'
Friday 26 April 2013
There was anger at the annual general meeting after the bank's annus horribilis, but a few smiles too. Nick Goodway saw the new faces make a decent impression
Tuesday 09 April 2013
The National has opened a brand new theatre. Now it wants new audiences to match
Monday 25 March 2013
The broadcaster Melvyn Bragg has urged Tony Hall, the new BBC Director-General, to restore arts programming to the heart of the corporation’s schedules.
Incandescent: artist Philip Vaughan’s fury after Hayward Gallery switches off his Neon Tower light sculpture
Monday 18 March 2013
Gallery criticised over decision not to restore Neon Tower to London skyline
Thursday 07 March 2013
If you think Trending has thrown its weight behind International Women’s Day, you should see what the rest of the country is doing.
Wednesday 06 March 2013
London’s Southbank Centre is to bring its Festival Wing out of the 1960s and into the 21st century with a £100m overhaul that marks the “final piece in the jigsaw” in the transformation of the cultural venue.
Wednesday 06 February 2013
Hilary Mantel and Will Self will battle it out for another literary prize six months after Mantel beat Self to the Man Booker Prize.
Tuesday 29 January 2013
Light is imitating art at London's Hayward Gallery with a series of illuminating sculptures.
Monday 28 January 2013
Details unveiled of second phase of £32.7 billion project which government claims will create at least 100,000 jobs
Monday 28 January 2013
Councils in cities in the North of England which will be served by HS2 have welcomed the announcement as "excellent news" but said they also want to see a "significant Government package of investment" in onward links.
Tuesday 01 January 2013
Deaths, disturbances and missing people cast shadow on beginning of 2013
As a white man, I'm surprised more women aren't tweeting the hashtag #KillAllWhiteMen
Scotland may have to leave the EU even if it votes to stay in, David Cameron confirms
Report finds that Britain's wages are the most unequal in Europe
The day that Britain resigned as a global power
Almost a third of school pupils believe 'Muslims are taking over our country', study claims
Gay marriage 'Bert and Ernie' cake bakery found guilty of discrimination in Northern Ireland
- 1 Crystal meth addict 'gouged out his eyes and ate them' while high on drug, Australian MP claims
- 2 Saudi Arabia 'seeking to head United Nations Human Rights Council'
- 3 Group of students refused entry to Leicester nightclub 'because they are black'
- 4 Irish people are travelling home from all over the world so they can vote to legalise gay marriage
- 5 Arsenal fan asks the Queen for tickets to the FA Cup final - gets a reply from Buckingham Palace