Party in London Underground

English are 'pathologically violent' and 10 other best-selling quotes

Summary Tue 16 Sep, AT 13:35

Portuguese best-seller describes the English as 'filthy, angry animals who drink like sponges'

Will Self

Shark attack: Will Self goes for 'mediocre' George Orwell

Mon 1 Sep, AT 09:30 Robert Chesshyre

Self, a notorious purveyor of obtuse English, attacks the master of clarity for – yes – his clarity

Pro-gun children's picture book met with disbelief in America

One-Minute Read Tue 5 Aug, AT 10:16

Goal was to provide a 'wholesome family book' showing guns as the best means for self-defence

Longlist for the 2014 Man Booker Prize announced

Man Booker longlist 2014: UK and US authors dominate

First Reaction Wed 23 Jul, AT 15:51

Judges describe it as a 'vintage year' - the first in which American authors can take part


Deborah Rogers was here: death of a literary lioness

Fri 2 May, AT 14:04 Nigel Horne

Legendary agent will be missed by some of world's best novelists – McEwan, Ishiguro, Kenneally et al

Economist and author Thomas Piketty at the University of California, Berkeley

Thomas Piketty: the birth of a 'rock star economist'

Briefing Tue 29 Apr, AT 14:54

The controversial French economist has called for huge taxes on the super-rich. Is Piketty the new Karl Marx?

Ray Davies at the Stratford Literary Festival 2014

Preview Tue 25 Mar, AT 09:01

In association with The Week, the Stratford-upon-Avon Literary Festival promises a week of bookish fun

Amazon's top 100 books: no Don Quixote or Moby Dick

Talking Point Fri 7 Feb, AT 15:35

Its books to read before you die has some surprising omissions, including Robinson Crusoe, Ulysses and Frankenstein

Gillian Anderson to co-write science fiction book series

One-Minute Read Wed 15 Jan, AT 15:32

X-Files actress suggests the new books about a child psychiatrist could also be adapted for film

Mein Kampf success down to 'Fifty Shades phenomenon'

One-Minute Read Wed 8 Jan, AT 15:37

Why is Adolf Hitler's infamous manifesto topping ebook charts 90 years after it was written?