Books & Lit

Book review: Funny Girl by Nick Hornby

I MADE many mistakes as a weekly newspaper cub reporter, one of them out of sheer boredom.

Lamentation by CJ Sansom review a new chapter for Shardlake

Tudor lawyer Matthew Shardlake's sixth outing builds to a shocking climax.

Anne Rice: The Interview with the Vampire novelist on her daughter's death, living through her own funeral and the dangers of Oxford

I was a sad, broken and despairing atheist when I wrote 'Interview with the Vampire' [in 1973, after the death of her daughter from leukaemia]. I pitched myself into writing and made up a story about vampires. I didn't know it at the time but it was all a

The Beat Goes On: The Complete Rebus Stories by Ian Rankin, book review: A popular protagonist is back

This collection of short stories falls into a category marked “early Christmas presents”.

Amnesia - Peter Carey

When Gaby Bailleux released the Angel Worm into Australia's prison system, allowing hundreds of asylum seekers to walk free, she also let the cat out of the bag. The Americans ran the prisons, like so many parts of her country, and so the doors of some 50

Outline by Rachel Cusk, book review: When writers get to talking...

Much of Rachel Cusk’s output has explored marriage and motherhood, the balance between autonomy and compromise involved, the effects on the creative process, and the repercussions of divorce.

Amnesia by Peter Carey, book review: Echoes of Assange as author turns his sights on hacktivism

Peter Carey’s 13th novel narrates a tale of betrayal, paranoia and conspiracy, all wrapped up in a writer’s sometimes unsteady, but rarely unwavering, pursuit of the truth.

Rose Tremain interview: Author on her new collection The American Lover

Rose Tremain lives in a Georgian house, at the top of a hill, on the outskirts of Norwich.