Read a range of exclusive interviews, from Sara Taylor on her Baileys-longlisted debut, The Shore to Miranda July on The First Bad Man and Jonathan Kemp on his new novel, Ghosting.
Read an extract from Kate Mosse's The Taxidermist's Daughter, plus a selection of Kate's favourite gothic novels.
In 'How to Make Exploding Spiders', Malcolm Pryce talks about the research he did into Boy’s Own readers’ letters for the writing of his new book, The Case of the 'Hail Mary' Celeste.
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Paul Anthony Jones, author of Word Drops: A Sprinkling of Linguistic Curiosities, explains why dictionaries aren't always the last word.
Jonathan Ruppin, a judge for debut novel award the Desmond Elliott Prize, looks at why literary awards for first-time writers are so important and explains why the criteria are a little different from other prizes.
Frances Macmillan, Senior Editor at Vintage Classics, looks at how John Williams' Stoner, published 50 years ago, was rescued from obscurity and eventually became acknowledged as a 20th-century classic.