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Designing the cover: Night Owls

Designer Paul Coomey shares the evolution of the ten different proof covers he created for Jenn Bennett’s YA debut, Night Owls

Gunnar Staalesen's top 10 fictional detectives

One of the fathers of Nordic Noir shares with us ten of his favourite fictional detectives

Fiction Book of the Month - Gorsky

Vesna Goldsworthy's heartwarming tale of a Russian billionaire and a bookseller

Children's Book of the Month - Listen to the Moon

Isabel Popple reviews September's Book of the Month choice and we have an extract of the first chapter for you to enjoy

Non-fiction Book of the Month - Gut

Are you sitting comfortably? Then let's begin...

Six musicians who have written novels

Musicians, eh? They’re not happy enough standing on stage to thousands of adoring fans, now they’ve got to muscle in on our world as well..

Book Club: Leaving Berlin

Joseph Kanon, author of this week's Book Club book, Leaving Berlin, explains how his novel came about through pulling at the loose thread of another story.

Review: A Little Life

Bookseller Isabel Popple reviews one of our favourite books of the year

The literary influences of Morrissey

With the news that Morrissey's first novel, List of the Lost, will be published in September, let's look at the influence of literature on his work so far