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
The author and illustrator behind two of the breakout picture books of the past few years return with a new title. Caroline Carpenter reports.... Read more
Lauded novelist Patrick McGrath returns with a tale of grief, love, secrets and the postwar rise of fascism.
The prolific and prize-winning Roddy Doyle returns with a powerful novel about the legacy of one man's schooldays.
Holocaust survivor and acclaimed psychologist Edith Eger talks about her extraordinary memoir.
The acclaimed biographer and former books journalist Claire Tomalin turns her inquisitive eye on a new subject: herself. Caroline Sanderson reports.
After a purple patch of prize wins with 2015's verse novel One, Dubliner Sarah Crossan returns with Moonrise. Fiona Noble reports.... Read more
Bestselling Irish author Maggie O'Farrell publishes her first work of non-fiction, a revealing self-portrait of a life that has survived numerous brushes with death.... Read more
A novelist combining critical and commercial acclaim, Nicole Krauss turns her attention to a writer, named Nicole, who suffers writer’s block.
Historical novelist Philippa Gregory, whose affiliation with the Tudor period has made her a household name, tells Alice O’Keeffe about her fascination with the era... Read more
Nearly 20 years after her début bestseller Ralph’s Party, Lisa Jewell reflects on her long career and her recent move into psychological thrillers.... Read more
At a time in which the British psyche is under interrogation - and a united kingdom may itself be under threat - John Higgs' cross-country... Read more
Kiran Millwood Hargrave’s début novel A Girl of Ink & Stars was a massive success, winning the British Book Awards’ Children’s Book of the Year... Read more