Books Updates

A serious polemic that attacks the western tradition of moral thought and links the feline good life to the ethics of Spinoza and Taoism

21 Jan 2021

How bookshops proved resilient through the lockdowns of 2020

21 Jan 2021

Perhaps the world's greatest spy novelist, John le Carre died of pneumonia this week at 89. Jenny Hobbs recalls her time with the famously publicity-averse writer

21 Jan 2021

Laura Battle selects her must-read titles

15 Jan 2021

Herbie Sykes's history of Italy's dominant team is a study in how power works in the country

15 Jan 2021

Willie Currie's Seizure is created around historical characters and events, embellished with imagined actions and conversations

17 Dec 2020

From history in technicolour to a dystopian wake-up call, David Gorin rounds up his 10 literary picks for the holidays (and beyond)

17 Dec 2020

The Glaswegian author voices pride and sadness on being recognised for his unflinching novel about a troubled working-class upbringing

10 Dec 2020

The former US president's limpid memoir is a blast until he reaches the White House

10 Dec 2020

Spotlight shifts to talent outside the UK and a Covid-compliant live broadcast to celebrate the winner

03 Dec 2020

Heather Clark's biography, 'Red Comet', frees the poet of decades of mythmaking and cultural baggage

03 Dec 2020

John Thornhill selects his must-read titles on innovation and artificial intelligence - and Facebook

26 Nov 2020