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

Banned author attacks Hay Festival's 'knee-jerk angst'

Talking Point Thu 30 May, AT 11:00

David Goodhart says 'moralistic' liberals stopped him discussing book on immigration at literary event

Our city is no inferno, Manila boss tells Dan Brown

One-Minute Read Fri 24 May, AT 13:17

New blockbuster novel depicts Filipino capital as hellish sewer but citizens think it's more like heaven

Dan Brown's Inferno: 'clunky, but clever' and a certain hit

First Reaction Tue 14 May, AT 11:16

Da Vinci Code author's new novel is arguably 'worst yet', but modern plague tale is already a bestseller