Crime and detective fiction continues to top bestseller lists across the world, spawning TV series and films.
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It’s never too early to learn that racism is wrong and we should be doing something about it. These books will help show our kids how, writes publisher and bookseller Aimée Felone
Juicy new novels from Kevin Kwan, J. Courtney Sullivan, Max Brooks and Ottessa Moshfegh. An important gay civil rights history, the story of human migration and summery,
Whether you live in an apartment, house, mansion or cabin, here are books that will help you explore the meaning of where you are right now.
This sparkling debut about an African American’s perilous bid to buy back his family home crackles with startling insights
‘Where would these male writers be without their ministering angels?’ A novel based around the arty 60s colony on a Greek island captures both the dream and the disappointment
Francophone African books are still very often published by French imprints, which can make them hard to get at home. But there is a growing push for change
How to Wash a Heart by Bhanu Kapil; Saffron Jack by Rishi Dastidar; The Atlas of Lost Beliefs by Ranjit Hoskote; and Shine, Darling by Ella Frears
For those looking from the global North, African literature is often marketed in a narrow way, comprising worthy stories of resistance, written in an uplifting and sober realist mode.
From Hilary Mantel to Kazuo Ishiguro and Marlon James to Sebastian Barry, writers share their favourite literary comforts
For his latest book 'Why We Are Coming', he interviewed 1006 academically qualified African job applicants aged between 21 and 50 over three years and found that 90 percent changed their resumes to conceal ethnic features.
An enthralling caper about a plucky band of activists with a crazy plan to free 900,000 battery hens in Iowa
Chris Hemsworth plays a super-tough mercenary on an all-guns-blazing mission to rescue a crime lord’s kidnapped son.
A key distributor has halted deliveries and shops are shuttered, putting the entire industry in jeopardy: “A lot of people are going to lose their livelihoods.”
By Marilyn Stasio Guido Brunetti, the compassionate police commissario in Donna Leon’s new Venetian mystery, TRACE ELEMENTS (Atlantic Monthly Press, 278 pp., $27), always turns to the classics to help him with his tangled thoughts […]
Author’s agents say renewed accusations by Anne Giwa-Amu, that her 1996 debut novel was plagiarised, constitute ‘harassment’
Lousie Erdrich’s Last Report On The Miracles At Little No Horse seems pertinent to NicolaVintageReads:
From the winner of last year’s Women’s prize, a wise and moving story about two teenagers linked by their bigamist father.
Mark Stanley is terrific as an Aberdeenshire family man whose dreams have gone nowhere.
This harrowing account of the thousands of rape victims airbrushed from history is required reading.
Playful visions of a vulnerable Earth, a scheme to save a mosque, adventures on a train – and more.
Callum Manning, 13, whose reviews were mocked by pupils, backed by Matt Haig and others.
There is nothing more sustaining to long-term creative work than time and space – and these things cost money.
The long-awaited final part of the Booker-winning trilogy is a masterpiece that will keep yielding its riches
These developments indicate that Nigerian English has indeed come of age.
The Moroccan-born writer of Lullaby returns to north Africa to explore sex, pornography and hypocrisy.
This book contains, as the title promises, many delightful curiosities.
A novel about a killer targeting sex workers amid America’s opioid crisis offers a memorable portrait of devastation. n 2009, Liz Moore accompanied photographer Jeffrey Stockbridge to the Philadephia neighbourhood of Kensington, […]
Writers’ groups are reshaping them.
Ready, Race, Rescue!
Surely anyone who doesn’t do Times New Roman 12 pt is a monster.
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A woman’s descent into poverty provides a powerful finale to the Zimbabwean author’s trilogy.
Bestselling authors and celebrities share their favourite books of the year, including fiction, poetry, cookbooks and more.
A dive into Brett Kavanaugh’s ascent to the Supreme Court, Jeff VanderMeer’s new eco-horror novel, Ralph Ellison’s letters and more.
Fugard’s profound examination of a South African family ripped apart by a workplace accident is devastatingly brilliant.
Brilliant, iconoclastic women are all over this week’s list. There’s Janis Joplin, the subject of Holly George-Warren’s new biography; Carmen Maria Machado, whose memoir traces the path of an abusive relationship;
For all the suffering its women endure at the hands of men, it’s not hard to see why Doris Lessing disliked her book’s polemical reputation.
This bold, unflinching debut about power and dependency explores the relationship between a disabled art student and his carer.
The acclaimed Nigerian author’s ‘novel-in-stories’ about six African refugees in Europe is rich and complex From his 2002 debut novel, Waiting for an Angel, about a reporter jailed in the 90s […]
A new look at Harper Lee’s life, George Packer’s latest book and more.
The story Harrington tells is one of push-and-pull, back-and-forth.
Prejudice and the refugee experience are examined in this taut novel set in Malaysia.
Artificial intelligence can now write fiction and journalism. But does it measure up to George Orwell – and can it report on Brexit?
Freshwater by Akwaeke Emezi, who does not identify as male or female, among 16 books longlisted for the £30,000 award.
It may not have been intended for publication, but the novel’s exuberant spirit offers an insight into Bolaño’s later work.
Katori Hall’s astonishing drama, based on the alleged visions of three schoolgirls, explores the power of faith and miracles as Rwanda’s genocide looms.