Wild coastlines, rich folklore and a sense that it's a place unto itself, at once England and not, has made Cornwall the ideal setting for Gothic tales.
From reading more to re-reading safe favourites, there are early signs that the COVID-19 has influenced how and what we are reading.
The abolitionist's legacy is often molded to fit various political agendas. Yet the Brown who appears in Showtime's new miniseries is one we haven't seen before.
There are reasons many female writers chose to publish under male pseudonyms. Republishing their books under their female names denies them agency.
Interest in Black British writing has grown and shrunk since the late 1940s. Is the current wave going to crash like those before it?
In 1944, the former archbishop of Canterbury mounted a case to preserve the Italian abbey, renowned for centuries for scholarship and devotion, but Allied forces had just destroyed it.
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s classic book, first published in 1941, is a story of isolation, and seeing things anew.
How writers hear their characters in their heads.
Books, movies and records that seem to challenge racism also subtly advance the idea that progress shouldn't happen too quickly.
Sci-fi, fantasy and rom-coms: books with LGBTQIA+ characters are as diverse as their readers.
Limited promotion and marketing budgets reinforce false ideas about how well diverse books and writers will sell. This leads to a negative cycle for black, Asian and minority ethnic writers.
The challenge for the deepening of South Africa’s democracy is that the very existence of vanguardism prevents the realisation of empowered citizens.
The newest novel from the author of The Secret River is an imagined diary, detailing the 'true' story of Elizabeth Macarthur.
Brutus’s life was closely interlinked with the rise of apartheid and offered a way to look at resistance to this system.
Eco-fiction to help you rethink your role in the climate crisis.
After decades of banned books, arrests and raids, Penguin Books Australia decided to take a stand against literary censorship. A new book tells the inside story.
The problems and ideologies that define American culture were formed in the 19th century.
The feedback from regular readers was better than the feedback from professional economists.
Books where loving someone from the other side of the tracks is about better understanding ourselves and the world we live in.
Our relationships with characters from books and screen – called parasocial relationships – serve many of the same functions as our friendships with real people, minus the infection risks.