Laird Hunt in conversation with Emma Donoghue about writing fiction that highlights women marginalised by history; Helen Dunmore on mothers and daughters and a video interview with George Saunders about his highly acclaimed novel, Lincoln in the Bardo. See all our interviews here.
'Far Away by the Something-or-Other: How a Kid from New Jersey Learned to Love Victorian Novels', by Jason Rekulak; 'Fanfare for the Common Man (and Woman)' by Nicholas Searle; and Lindsey Davis on the role of women in ancient Rome and in fiction set there. See more blogs here.
Read an extract from 'Flirty Dancing' author Jenny McLachlan’s new book, Stargazing for Beginners. Discover the Bright Green Bookshelf with English PEN at Foyles, Charing Cross Road; and bestselling author Alexander McCall Smith reveals some of his favourite books. See more features here.
Richard talks about the darkness lurking in his past and its connection to his role as a Nazi loot-hunter at the auction house, Sothebys.
Brian describes how his ambivalence at having served in the Iraq war, and the awe to be found in extremes, provided the basis for his novel.
On National Brothers Day, Stuart Heritage reflects on fraternal dynamics, how he came to write about the 'whirlwind of aggressive single-mindedness' that is his brother Pete and how their relationship is reflected by that of brothers everywhere.