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James Joyce's Leopold gets his own book for Bloomsday

After bringing Ulysses to Twitter in recent years, this year's celebration will see the novel's hero get a book to himself "

Biographies of authors on Granta's 2013 Best of Young British Novelists list

These are the 20 authors selected by literary magazine Granta for its new Best of Young British Novelists list.

Granta Best of Young British Novelists 2013

Every decade since 1983, Granta magazine has published a special edition devoted to 20 rising stars of the literary world. Jon Stock looks at the latest names.

Granta Best of Young British Novelists 2013 - a judge's view

The writers who made the cut are both unique and representative of what is possible with the novel, says Granta judge Gaby Wood.

Simon Schama on Dead Certainties: 'Historians shouldn't make it up, but I did'

Did I see it coming, the storm of righteous indignation which, more than 20 years ago, broke over my little black book? No, I didn't - at least not that a modest, playful piece of self-evident fiction would be regarded by the sentinels of the academy as a

Boyd Tonkin: The 'best young British novelists' of 2013 will come of age in a tougher world

Writers, above all, know that struggle and failure - or disappearance and obscurity - often tell a more interesting story than praise and fame. In this perspective, the three Granta magazine lists of "Best of Young British Novelists" present a thoroughly

The long road to forgiveness: Jodi Picoult on why the Holocaust is not just a Jewish tragedy

Jodi Picoult is that rare breed of novelist whose life, for three months of the year, resembles that of a rock star. She is taken on marathon world tours in chauffeur-driven cars and looked after by PR fixers so that she can meet the fans, sign the books

David Cannadine: interview

David Cannadine, one of the pre-eminent historians of his generation, tells Dan Jones that there is no substitute for an inspiring teacher.

Schroder by Amity Gaige - review

"What follows is a record of where Meadow and I have been since our disappearance," announces Erik Schroder at the opening of Amity Gaige's arresting and affecting novel. It is written in the form of an apologia from prison to his estranged wife, Laura, i

Servants: A Downstairs View of Twentieth-Century Britain by Lucy Lethbridge - review

Throughout the 20th century a veritable bustle of young middle-class women went under cover to investigate life as a domestic servant. Donning caps, dropping their aitches and secreting a small notebook in their pinnies, these journalists and social inves