John Dugdale

Edward St Aubyn joins the grand tradition of literary revenge

In Lost for Words, St Aubyn has constructed a farce centring on the judges of a fictional book prize. But the real-life models for his judges are not hard to identify...

The truth about crime fiction

Realism would be 1,000 pages long and crushingly dull, admits top writer What relation does crime fiction have to real crime? Only a passing resemblance, judging by a panel discussion that brought together three authors last week at the British Library,