Books

We need interesting authors, not “big names”

Murders haunt the longest days as well as the shortest

The book world is on its last legs. So how we can bring it back from the dead?

Advanced technology can enhance rather than replacing the pleasure of a good book

Three new books resist the modern cult of busyness

Sharp lines, twisting plots and colourful characters

Deeply private, her elegant and sharply engaging writing has often been wrongly overlooked

The controversial author’s work is filled not just with anger but with autumnal regret

A new book is full of architectural treasures that the Scottish Government should do a better job of treasuring

The fantasy genre is afflicted by a dull and tedious obsession with adolescent cynicism, prurient scenes and one dimensional anti-heroes