Books & Lit

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.

Blue Note: Uncompromising Expression - 75 Years of the Finest in Jazz by Richard Havers, review: 'lavish, brilliant photography'

Blue Note, the jazz label founded by refugees from Hitler's Germany, turned out album covers as legendary as its music

‘The Book of Strange New Things’, by Michel Faber

Converts flock to an intergalactic Christian missionary in this ambitious new novel.

‘The Surfacing’, by Cormac James

An unexpected affair on an expedition to the Arctic leads to new life – and an emotional thaw.

Richard Ford’s ‘Let Me Be Frank with You’

Frank Bascombe resumes his negotiations with the ageing process in Richard Ford’s fine new story collection