Who will posterity bless: the lofty Vidal or the grounded Binchy?

Fri 3 Aug, AT 07:41 Michael Bywater

'Every time a friend succeeds, I die a little,' said the arrogant Gore Vidal – an odd thing for a writer to say

Leading writers pay tribute to Irish author Maeve Binchy

First Reaction Tue 31 Jul, AT 12:48

Binchy sold millions of novels around the world, but to some she was the Irish Jackie Collins

New Yorker star Jonah Lehrer quits after faking Dylan quotes

Media Watch Tue 31 Jul, AT 09:48

Over-creative science writer rewrote Bob Dylan lines for his best-seller, Imagine: How Creativity Works

'Delightful' Booker prize longlist snubs the old guard

First Reaction Thu 26 Jul, AT 13:13

Hilary Mantel impressed this year's Booker judges, but Amis and McEwan failed to make the cut

Hackers aren't the new Mafia - they aren't trustworthy enough

Fri 20 Jul, AT 07:56 Michael Bywater

Misha Glenny's DarkMarket shows there is no hacker 'community' - they live in suspicion of each other

Billie Piper as Belle de Jour

Bit of a slag? You might as well get paid, says Belle de Jour

One-Minute Read Thu 12 Jul, AT 12:48

Prostitution, porn and Rihanna - the world according to Dr Brooke Magnanti, aka blogger Belle de Jour

Michael Bywater

Fact and fiction: what links Eva Rausing and Amy Winehouse

Thu 12 Jul, AT 10:44 Michael Bywater

Innuendo and speculation tells us this is a story about rich people who do drugs and get what they deserve

Fifty Shades of Grey by E L James

Fifty Shades to 50 Sheds - no stopping the grey menace

First Post Wed 11 Jul, AT 10:31

Headline writers and publishers can’t resist climbing aboard the E L James bandwagon

Mick Jagger

Biography claims Jagger had affair with Bowie 'to stay hot'

One-Minute Read Tue 10 Jul, AT 12:45

When Bowie's wife found him in bed with Jagger, she 'asked if they wanted coffee'

Fifty Shades of Grey by E L James

Mouthfuls of American goo: the brutal truth about Fifty Shades

Point of View Fri 6 Jul, AT 08:48

We gave Fifty Shades to a writer working on a PhD about sadomasochism and romantic love. The result? Ouch

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