The book took eight years from conception to publication. In the earliest dummy, the monsters that millions have grown to love actually started out as horses.
There's a reason many today have never heard of Norman Douglas: After his death, more and more came forward with stories of his sexual relationships with boys, and he soon faded into obscurity.
In the 1980s, Diane Torr was struggling as an office employee and moonlighting go-go dancer – until she read Angela Carter's The Sadeian Woman.
New installation recreates the small world of this hugely influential, but largely unknown, Scottish poet.
During First World War, the rhetoric of chivalry counteracted the inhumanity of the conflict in sometimes surprising ways.
Few of them are getting rich off their books but the genre is making them more money than it used to.
Vladimir Nabokov merged writing and cinema, bringing the art forms together like no one before or since.
In their novels, Nathanael West and Bret Easton Ellis depict a world few want to admit exists, a place where 'Unless you're willing to do some pretty awful things, it's hard getting a job.'
After learning of Ishiguro's Nobel win, a literature professor recalls her 2006 interview with the writer in a London cafe.
Inuit poet, scholar and writer Norma Dunning shares her experiences of trying to get published in Canada.