All novels should be like this: stripped of the necessary but boring connective tissue

Attempts to discredit the author are increasingly pathetic

It’s time for our annual guide to the best new fiction of the year

The novel world of English literature in the 1700s

Three new novels plough the furrow between popular and literary fiction

Literature needs better friends

An actress turned author, a Kafkaesque fantasy and a 1960s re-release stir the imagination

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The acclaimed novelist harboured dreams of writing verse