Confronted with centuries of exploitation by their country’s ruling class and foreign powers, Haitian writers warn against the impulse to seek solace in outside intervention or cynical humor.
Reading fiction can help business managers study sensitive workplace issues in an exploratory way, without the challenges of collecting employee data.
What would happen, the Russian novelist wondered, when people lacking any semblance of ideological or moral convictions rise to power?
Realizing that economics is a lot like fiction helps us better evaluate the claims economists make about the world we all live in.
From reading more to re-reading safe favourites, there are early signs that the COVID-19 has influenced how and what we are reading.
How writers hear their characters in their heads.
The Booker Prize has always struggled with inclusivity.
Eco-fiction to help you rethink your role in the climate crisis.
African academics draw up a reading list that speaks to the vibrancy of contemporary as well as older African literature.
A great novel transports you to a time and a place. Here are five of them.
People have changed over time, growing ever more distant and isolated from others – while at the same time finding new ways and technologies that let individuals connect and feel with others.
The group seemed to be doing all of the right things to diversify its ranks. It wasn’t enough.
We have transitioned from a literate culture to one that values speed, immediacy and the decoding of small grabs of words in search for information. But old and new ways of reading can co-exist.
Reading books from people with diverse backgrounds is good for kids.
Recently uncovered Norman Lindsay novels reveal stories of love, lust and beaches.
A legal expert looks at the issue of robot rights and what makes us human.
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.
In The Water Margin, first put to paper in the 14th century, local injustice is the rule, and defence against cruel local authority is a matter of vengeance, stratagem, and violence
Eight decades on, the thought of the state encouraging people to attack groups of citizens is hard to believe. Here are some books that might help.
Have you ever read a novel in the second person? You probably found it strange.