Elena Ferrante’s essay collection is an exploration of the delights and constraints of form

The best, and the not-so-great, new fiction to read this month

Jack Kerouac’s reputation should rest on his whole oeuvre — not just his most famous novel

A debut story of family mystery and intrigue — set between London, Oxford, and Karachi

It is her words and voice, not her purported identity, that matter to her fans

A story of love in nineteenth century Prussia and Australia

Burntcoat was one of the first “pandemic novels” to be published in the wake of Covid-19

A failed American Psycho for the PornHub generation

Salena Godden is in conversation with Francesca Peacock

This selection of new fiction is marked by both novelty and tradition