Why is the modern British novel so terribly earnest and irrepressibly juvenile?
From Young Mungo to The Candy House: three new novels to read this month
Marjorie Grant’s novel was out of print for over a century
It’s time to appreciate Kingsley Amis — flaws and all
How does a writer become a figure of cultish renown?
We should pay attention to Katherine Mansfield and Elizabeth von Arnim
The acclaimed novelist harboured dreams of writing verse
DJ Taylor’s new collection of short stories
What happened to robust — and, yes, rude — literary criticism?
What does it take for an author to become idolised way beyond their literary merit?