The story of child poverty in 1980s Glasgow speaks to current concerns across the UK.
From ghosts and meddling staff to interesting decorating choices, the houses in these books make for great reading.
Literature funding has been cut brutally in recent years and writers' incomes are disastrously low. Yet books shape our national identity, forming an often invisible bedrock for the wider economy.
Nigeria's poet and playwright, John Pepper Clark-Bekederemo, died on October 13 aged 86
A tale of vampirism would have been shocking to readers at the time if was published, not because of its monsters, but its politics.
During the second world war, people found solace in the formulaic narratives of historical romances and during the pandemic they could once again provide readers comfort.
A new Netflix adaptation of Rebecca stars Lily James and Armie Hammer. The novel on which it is based, first published in 1938, explores domestic entrapment.
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.
In Oscar Wilde's novel, 'The Picture of Dorian Gray,' a painted portrait of the protagonist becomes ugly and twisted with age, much like Trump is represented as reflecting all of America's evils.
A new book contains much wisdom on the question of ageing and the search for meaning.
You might think he's the hero of his own story but the murder happy Hamlet is really an unconscionable brute.
Be they ghosts or her mind playing tricks? The uncertainty is the draw of the 1898 classic The Turn of the Screw.
From reading more to re-reading safe favourites, there are early signs that the COVID-19 has influenced how and what we are reading.
From medieval thinkers to James Baldwin, loving one's country has never meant you can't be critical of it too.
Written in 1929, this short, passionate book highlighting the silencing of women's voices continues to shape our culture.
We're supposed to suppress feelings of envy. But what if the kind spurred by school shutdowns, frontline work and cramped apartments are worth exploring – and acting upon?
Grammar is a set of tools to make meaning rather than a set of rules to follow. The difference is in how we teach it.
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?
Anaïs Nin’s erotica gets a 2020 update in this new television series.