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'Every article and review and book that I have ever published has constituted an appeal to the person or persons to whom I should have talked before I dared to write it. I never launch any little essay without the hope - and the fear, because the encounter may also be embarrassing - that I shall...

Hilary Mantel will not win a third Booker prize with the final novel in her Thomas Cromwell trilogy, after American writers made a near clean sweep of this year's shortlist.

Whats new: 14 September 2020 - What's new 14 September 2020
  • Translating Elena Ferrante - 'The first draft is the words as they are, more or less in the order they appear. It is pretty straightforward. But most of the time there is then...

Misery is learning that, in 1930, I could have earned the equivalent of $2,130 for one lousy review.

Link: Why Goodreads is bad for books 14 September 2020

On a typical day, a long-time user of Goodreads, the world's largest community for reviewing and recommending books, will feel like they're losing their mind.

The publisher of Jessica Krug, the white academic who revealed she had pretended to be black for years, says she is "sickened, angered, and saddened" and that all proceeds from Krug's book will go to a fund supporting black and Latinx scholars.

I adore a good gothic and a somewhat creepy novel (but not too creepy, mind you), so in June, when a reliable friend recommended Simone St. James's The Sun Down Motel, I ordered a copy immediately, and read it the moment it arrived. Loved it. It's in my recommended reading list for July.

She's one of the world's most famous living authors - and recently, she's been using her platform to speak out on a highly sensitive area: sex, gender and trans issues.

Some have accused JK Rowling of transphobia, others have commended her "bravery" for discussing an issue they say is...

It is tone-deaf of Rowling to write a killer who disguises himself in women's clothing, but we should be wary when one review in the Telegraph is reproduced without question

Award-winning author (and 2019 Women's Prize shortlistee) Diana Evans is one of the judges of our Grazia First Chapter competition this year. To inspire you to put pen to paper, we asked Diana to put together a few writing tips and tricks.

Famed writer and activist Cory Doctorow is selling the audio version of his upcoming book via Kickstarter to sidestep the walled garden of Amazon-owned audiobook platform Audible.

"It would be so easy to stay...Could one fall in love with a whole country - just like that?"

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