Binyavanga Wainana was a brilliant writer and sharp thinker, creative and unruly.
Potions, spells and alchemy are intriguing to children and adults alike. A professor of literature explains what's behind this fascination and reveals where to experience the magic of transformation.
The fire that devastated the Notre-Dame de Paris cathedral on April 15 is a historic event that reminds us of the symbolic power of national monuments.
Ellen N. La Motte's 'The Backwash of War' was praised for its clear-eyed portrayal of war, but was swiftly banned. Yet the similarities between her spare prose and Hemingway's are unmistakable.
The Literary Method of Urban Design aims to predict urban futures and to design cities and prepare citizens in line with these predictions.
Here’s to the good/bad women leading the world of fiction.
An emerging genre of fiction in France is providing an unlikely brand of escapism.
Here is a small list of pivotal texts by African American women from the past century.
Including queer texts in the English curriculum has the potential to affect real social change, including in understanding and confronting inequalities.
Children from minority groups rarely see themselves reflected in the books they read. This can negatively impact their sense of identity and their literacy levels.
The Coorong's Indigenous heritage is threatened by off-road vehicles and climate change.
Smee insists that the rich and intense visions of artists such as Cézanne or Chekhov are increasingly lost to us.
Edgar Allen Poe, Sigmund Freud and cognitive scientists have all wrestled with the human tendency to behave in ways that are irrational and self-defeating.
While tourism campaigns often portray the beach as an idyllic, isolated haven, many of our beach stories depict it as a darker, more complex place. Here are ten worth reading.
For centuries, readers have written in the margins of their books to indicate admiration, disagreement or inspiration. Plath was no different.
After Shakespeare and Laozi, Kahlil Gibran is the highest selling poet ever, largely thanks to The Prophet, a set of 26 prose poems.
In a time when women were expected to be silent, no topic was off limits for Pulter, who penned verses about politics, science and loss. Her manuscript was just published in a free digital archive.
Little Women by Louisa May Alcott is an enduring classic for girls, soon to be a major Hollywood film. Yet many of the book's themes and morals were imposed by the author's father.
As we enter the age of the Anthropocene, there is a growing recognition of different kinds of 'un-real' storytelling.
Our love affair with the chair has horrible consequences.