A body that collects authors’ revenues is going off-book and asking about their gender

Evelyn Waugh and Graham Greene may have been unlike as possible, but they remained the closest of friends for four decades

From the small screen to the stage, Alan Bennett has been the poet of awkwardness and isolation

The bright young things of publishing want to be involved in every line of every new book

The “Great English Ghost Story” offers a form of comfort and is rooted in the ache of nostalgia for a more elegant era

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