Solo: the new book from William Boyd

William Boyd's Solo: 007 back to 'bed-hopping' best

First Reaction Thu 26 Sep, AT 12:39

Hard-drinking, hard-smoking agent impresses critics, but adventures in West Africa are 'convoluted'

The Shining

Stephen King ‘nervous’ over Shining sequel, Doctor Sleep

One-Minute Read Thu 19 Sep, AT 15:30

Horror writer will finally reveal the fate of Danny Torrance after escape from the Overlook Hotel

Hercule Poirot: Belgian sleuth back from grave in new book

One-Minute Read Wed 4 Sep, AT 11:46

Almost 40 years after he was killed off by Agatha Christie, Poirot is to be resurrected by Sophie Hannah

50 Shades to star Dakota Johnson and Charlie Hunnam. Who are they?

First Reaction Tue 3 Sep, AT 10:35

Film-makers choose two virtual unknowns to star in the film of E L James’s notorious S&M novel

Seamus Heaney, poetry's 'modest' Nobel laureate, dies

Summary Fri 30 Aug, AT 12:21

Described as the best Irish poet since Yeats, Heaney was a prolific bestseller who made 'Beowulf' cool

Surprising Booker Prize list omits established heavyweights

First Reaction Wed 24 Jul, AT 11:10

But the 'vibrant' selection of 13 novels is an incitement to read, say critics

JK Rowling 'angry' as her law firm admits pseudonym leak

One-Minute Read Fri 19 Jul, AT 13:32

Partner at law firm representing Harry Potter author revealed her secret to his wife's friend

Vikram Seth asked to return $1.7m 'Suitable Girl' advance

First Post Wed 10 Jul, AT 11:30

Is merger of Penguin and Random House the reason Indian novelist has been asked to return cash?

Five facts about novelist Tom Sharpe, the man behind Wilt

Briefing Thu 6 Jun, AT 15:15

Best-selling satirist, described as 'PG Wodehouse on acid', has died in Spain at the age of 85