Self-help titles that perpetuate the idea that a ‘perfect’ self is attainable are dismantled by an investigation into modern-day narcissism.
Life on a council estate is not always as tough and gritty as some novels would have you believe. There can be lightness and humour... Read more
A precocious young Irish writer whose début was at the heart of a seven-way auction has produced a novel that belies its creator’s years, reckons... Read more
A first novel that was at the heart of a fierce auction before the Frankfurt Book Fair in 2015 lives up to the hype, says... Read more
An intriguing blend of memoir, audible history and anecdote makes for a fascinating exploration of the impact of the aural. Caroline Sanderson reports.
Literary novelist Jon McGregor explains how his fifth novel in an impressive and lauded oeuvre, his first for Fourth estate, interrogates the extraordinary within the... Read more
A slender but spellbinding début packs a punch that belies its brevity, with the author’s background in poetry shining through her first published full-length prose.... Read more
Had 28-year-old Dutch historian Rutger Bregman pursued his original personal utopia, he would have completed a PhD on some obscure aspect of the history of... Read more
Caroline Sanderson talks to Min Kym about her book Gone: A Girl, A Violin, A Life Unstrung, and her journey through music.... Read more
Champion jockey Declan Murphy wasn’t expected to survive a horrific riding accident in 1994 - let alone live to tell the tale, in conjunction with... Read more
Two members of picture book royalty - Julia Donaldson and Helen Oxenbury - have joined forces for a new and charming tale.
The Folio Prize-winning writer takes a single moment from american history and conjures his spellbinding first full-length fiction
A scintillating début novel, inspired in part by the tutelage of compatriot author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, that looks at the evolution of Nigeria across three... Read more
The author’s follow-up to her unusual and striking début is set in the ancient Forest of Dean.
The author of The Reluctant Fundamentalist returns with his fourth novel Exit West, which has migrations of both geography and emotion at its heart. ... Read more