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Discovering Scarfolk

Today sees the publication of Discovering Scarfolk, which is based on the cult blog, Scarfolk Council by Richard Littler. We asked Mayor Ritter, the mayor of the real Scarfolk in Northern England, for his thoughts on the fictional version of his town. Read more
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Read A Question of Trust

Tonight brings the second episode in ITV's Granchester - their adaptation of James Runcie's collections of mysteries starring the Rev Sidney Chambers. Here's a taster from the short story tonight's episode is based on... Read more
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In conversation: Anne Rice

The original Queen of the Undead is back, with her first Vampire Chronicle in over a decade – Prince Lestat – marking the return of one of the most popular vampires of all time: Lestat de Lioncourt. We spoke to Anne Rice about the new novel and the phenomenon that is the Vampire Chronicles. Read more
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I want to remember you in your imperfection

A few months back we shared Cold Pastoral, a short story by young author Marina Keegan who died at the age of only twenty-two, taken from her extraordinary collection The Opposite of Loneliness. In this piece, originally published on the Yale Daily News website, Yena Lee remembers her friend and roommate, Marina. Read more

In conversation: Joshua Ferris

We spoke to Joshua Ferris about his Man Booker Prize shortlisted novel To Rise Again at a Decent Hour, the American Man Booker winners that might have been, and how to research a religious cult. Read more

Ion Trewin on The Man Booker Prize

With only a few days left before the announcement of this year's winner of the Man Booker Prize Ion Trewin, Literary Director of the Booker Prize Foundation, looks at the consistent power of the award over its 46 year history. Read more