Imogen Hermes Gowar's novel is Harvill’s lead début fiction title for 2018. But its prominence belies its more humble beginnings.
A thunderous contemporary YA novel by a former teacher tackles some extreme issues with compelling dialogue and a lightness of touch, finds Fiona Noble.... Read more
Leila Slimani's second novel has already scooped the prestigious Prix Goncourt and has gone on to sell in more than 30 territories worldwide... Alice O'Keeffe... Read more
GP and television presenter Rangan Chatterjee tells Caroline Sanderson how his four-pillar plan could rejuvenate readers - and possibly lighten the load for the NHS.... Read more
Glasgow provides the gritty backdrop to the début crime novel from a former music industry executive.
With an enormous social media following, the British-indian poet who uses instagram to share her work is poised to translate her popularity into print sales.... Read more
Alex Bell, best known for her horror fiction, makes a striking departure in a new middle-grade series of books for Faber. Fiona Noble reports.... Read more
Man Booker Prize-winning novelist Richard Flanagan returns with a new narrative, based in part on his first writing job - a fraught and foreboding affair.... Read more
June Sarpong is turning from TV to writing, with a book urging people to be more inclusive. Sarah Shaffi meets her.
Big YA book deals have become commonplace but middle-grade fantasy series Nevermoor by Jessica Townsend looks set to stand out from the crowd.
Having had her fiction published in a number of literary journals both at home and abroad, the France-based writer of Irish descent could be set... Read more
The bestselling creator of the Tom Gates series talks about the latest instalment of the doodle-loving schoolboy’s adventures.
New research into the black population of Tudor England reveals fascinating individual stories and challenges many assumptions about the period.
Scotland’s largest second-hand bookshop is the backdrop for a comic diary about the joy, and occasional banality, of bookselling. Caroline Sanderson reports.
Leaving behind her hugely successful How to Train Your dragon series has not been easy for Cressida Cowell. But as she tells Fiona Noble, she... Read more