Bernice Rubens won the 1970 Booker prize for her novel, The Elected Member, and is the only Welsh person to have ever won the prize.
Amanda Lohrey’s new novel, The Conversion, poses questions that matter to how we read, write and live now – through a couple’s renovation of a church into a home.
In The Manic, Benjamin Labatut tells the story of the ‘smartest man of the 20th century’.
In Question 7, Richard Flanagan writes of the contingencies of history, and troubles the distinction between truth and fabrication.
Let Us Descend is concerned with the neglected lives of the the poor, the despised, the dark, those barely scraping a living, but cannot capture the collective experience of slavery.
Despite its neglect, Australian horror is alive and kicking – and crawling on the floor, frightfully howling at the moon, and swimming with creepy serpents in a lake.
These five works of Welsh gothic literature will not only help you explore Wales through the macabre but are likely to give you a good scare too.
In The Idealist, the machinations of the Australian government become a sinister backdrop to what seems to be a story of liberation.
It is how the detectives respond to superstition which cements the connections between the Conan Doyle and Christie stories
Paradise Estate is a good-humoured depiction of the travails of share-house living, with a political edge.
From haunted houses to villainous vampires, these are the spooky reads our experts just can’t forget.
The latest books by Gretchen Shirm and Briony Doyle are preoccupied with the aftermaths of recent deaths.
In Kairos, a relationship between a young woman and an older married man captures the difficulties and ambivalences of German reunification.
Perception and reality collide when a mother and daughter are compelled to live in the shadow of a monstrous artist.
Poetry and prose are prominent features in this course about how climate change is affecting the world.
A book-length thought experiment uses math to investigate some of life’s big questions.
God Forgets About the Poor is one part family saga, one part autofiction, one part Proustian journey through memory.
A new book designed to interest potential and beginning readers also offers plenty of new ideas to interest well-versed Murnanians.
Some fairy tales tell the brutal truth, others offer the hope of a happy ending. Immaculate raises the possibility of both.
Agatha Christie never explicitly said so, but many of her Belgian detective’s character traits could be interpreted as being autistic.