Three books that each offer a traditional holiday-reading pleasure

Jeremy Black recommends a menagerie of disturbing animal-themed stories to entertain throughout the summer

In this month’s fiction selection, John Self discovers novels that successfully use their style to enhance rather than simply describe the story

From midnight Parisian walks and femmes fatales to jazz and corruption, Jeremy Black rounds up the best murders

Young Adult fiction has become cancel culture’s savage front line

John Self on debut novels that provide an insight into publishing in Britain

Kit Wilson says the slow atrophy of the English novel is contributing to a decline in empathy and the rise of tribalism, trolling and “stay in your lane” identity politics

A trio of novels that are connected by their surprising manner of finding their way to us

The short stories of the long nineteenth century through the lens of Covid-19

The implications of identity politics on literary trends