With its simple but graphic line drawings and relaxed approach, The Joy of Sex offered a recipe for ‘doing it right’.
Academics reflect on books on topical issues in Nigeria that they read in 2021.
These books offer insights into building better cities, the stories behind major inventions, and the interaction between humans and machines.
Educating children in the 21st century is about teaching them to appreciate the human condition in all its diversity. Holiday reading can contribute to this.
It was the biases of its ‘first world’ which prevented South Africa from mobilising the energies and talents of most of its people against COVID-19.
Most of Australia’s books are distributed by just one company. The stress of COVID has hit this supplier, and your local bookshop.
Welcome to an entirely new understanding of the world.
The bard’s plays were not always so readily available. It took a handful of savvy publishers to see the potential in publishing his plays.
The Trojan Women is a genocide narrative. In this play, the great Athenian dramatist Euripides explores the enslavement of women, human sacrifice, rape and infanticide.
A story about male violence and a damsel in distress, it is based on a true crime
Traditional publishing needs to be more open to new voices.
We interviewed booksellers about their experience of the pandemic and their customers.
Remembered for his flowery designs, many forget that William Morris was also a very successful and skilled poet.
Criminal reads to warm your autumn nights.
This separation or segregation of women’s writing should be understood as part of the patriarchal control of what and who matters – and, historically, women have not.
Listening-as-reading is a growing segment of the publishing market. Audiobooks revive ancient ways of storytelling and might get more people excited about books.
There’s something disturbing about a story tracking a character’s mental decline for thrills. Happily, Paula Hawkins’ new novel, A Slow Fire Burning, joins a genre of books bucking this trend.
The White Lotus is a tense, new drama about the lives of the rich and privileged, set in a Hawaiian resort. But the protagonists are not lying around reading airport novels.
Headed off to college? A librarian shares four tips for college students ready to hit the books.
New research shows how reading books can help young people escape from their sources of stress, find role models in characters and develop empathy.