Books, Magazine /

Chain reaction: Belfast author Adrian McKinty on the stroke of luck that saved his career

Chain reaction: Belfast author Adrian McKinty on the stroke of luck that saved his career

After eviction and financial reality hit him and his family hard, Belfast-born novelist Adrian McKinty was about to give up writing. Then fate, an agent and Stephen King intervened

Book Review: The Testaments by Margaret Atwood

Book Review: The Testaments by Margaret Atwood

A profound look at why people commit monstrous acts

Book Review: The Memory Police by Yoko Ogawa

Book Review: The Memory Police by Yoko Ogawa

Allegorical fiction is too unreal to be truly terrifying

Book Review: Talking to Strangers by Malcolm Gladwell

Book Review: Talking to Strangers by Malcolm Gladwell

Why we get fooled again and again by being too trustful

Stories from the silence: An extract from Caelainn Hogan's new book, Republic of Shame

Stories from the silence: An extract from Caelainn Hogan's new book, Republic of Shame

In an extract from her new book, Republic of Shame, Caelainn Hogan tells the story of Blánaid, a young woman in mid-1970s Ireland who was forced to give up her newborn son for adoption

Ferocious, brave and vital novel from an author at the top of her game

Ferocious, brave and vital novel from an author at the top of her game

Edna O’Brien’s fiery reach now stretches to other parts of the world where women are still second-class citizens, often little more than chattel for fathers and husbands to do with as they please

Delving into the eventful private life of a pillar of the British establishment

Delving into the eventful private life of a pillar of the British establishment

Andrew Lownie’s book is officially a joint profile, giving equal billing to the headstrong and vivacious woman Louis Mountbatten married in 1922

Time to get up to speed on the dangers of fast fashion

Time to get up to speed on the dangers of fast fashion

The reporting in Fashionopolis runs a wide gamut, from the profiles of designers and the history of style to a comprehensive history of textile manufacturing

The next chapter in the Aisling story

The next chapter in the Aisling story

The creators of the Aisling books may be frustrated by the snobbery that surrounds popular fiction but, as they prepare for the release of their third novel in the hit series, they have plenty to laugh about

Rushdie loses his way again in a maze of endless sentences

Rushdie loses his way again in a maze of endless sentences

Chronicling a culture of punishment in the racist Deep South

Chronicling a culture of punishment in the racist Deep South

How North America’s Latinos are unwelcome in their own country

How North America’s Latinos are unwelcome in their own country

Lyra’s final literary legacy hints at what might have been

Lyra’s final literary legacy hints at what might have been

Angels With Blue Faces is an intriguing cold case study in which Lyra McKee's earthy and idealistic voice shines through the bleak subject matter

Sinister and state-of-the-art twist on a truly timeless story

Sinister and state-of-the-art twist on a truly timeless story

Ruth Ware’s utterly compelling new novel is a fine modern addition to a tradition that includes everything from The Mysteries of Udolpho to Jane Eyre and Henry James’s 1898 novella The Turn of the Screw, from which her book draws its title

Lynch returns with haunting South American rural reverie

Lynch returns with haunting South American rural reverie

There are echoes of Gabriel García Márquez, not just in the setting, but also in the manner in which Lynch manages to slowly and teasingly reveal some of the harsh realities of living in a narco-controlled area