Even Booker Prize-winning novelists struggle to make a living from writing

The “golden years” of publishing were characterised by booze, bullying and amateurishness

With scant audiences and paltry remuneration, author’s tours can be far from glamorous

On the ethics of literary marketing

Real pluralism is about ideas, not just identity

The gendering of publishing has gone too far

Novels that say a lot without making lots of noise

Cometh the 200,000-word Serbian novel, cometh the man

1980s fiction might more profitably fill your beach-y or gîte-y afternoons