The Secret Author

The Secret Author is a former Professor of English and Creative Writing at a leading British university

The timid world of BritLit needs to be shaken up by a mutinous new clique of writers

Why is the modern British novel so terribly earnest and irrepressibly juvenile?

Once Twitter takes against you, they will wash their hands of you, Pontius Pilate-style

Done well, book reviews have never been more important

Writers who forget bourgeois aspiration lose a dimension

Dispiriting as it may be, great authors are capable of writing bad books

We need heavyweights to separate good from bad

Why are publishers so sniffy about stocking fillers?

Women now dominate the literary landscape

Why are there so few conservatively-minded novelists?