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William Golding Beyond Lord of the Flies

Discover three stunning novels from the Nobel Laureate and author of Lord of the Flies through the lens of his own diaries.

Derren Brown's 4 Tips to Boost Social Interaction

Derren Brown, noted illusionist and author of A Book of Secrets, offers a quartet of handy pointers to help you out in awkward social situations.

Graeme Macrae Burnet on Psychotherapy and the Inspiration for Case Study

Graeme Macrae Burnet, author of Case Study, explains how doubts about the veracity of psychotherapists' diagnoses set his narrative in motion.

Beginnings and Endings: A Review of John le Carré's Silverview from David Farr

David Farr was a friend of John le Carré who brought The Night Manager to the small screen. Hear what he has to say about the great spymaster's final novel, Silverview.

Maria Rejt on Working With the Great Andrea Camilleri

Maria Rejt, Andrea Camilleri's UK publisher and editor, reflects on the remarkable storytelling gifts of the great crime writer ahead of the publication of Riccardino.

John Barnes on Sport, Racism and How to Really Make a Difference

John Barnes, footballing legend and author of The Uncomfortable Truth About Racism, delivers an incisive piece about how to tackle racism in British society.

The Haunting Season's Authors Recommend Their Top Ghost Stories

The bestselling writers behind the ghostly tales anthology The Haunting Season select their favourite stories of the supernatural.

The Best Classic Horror Stories

From vampires and ghosts to possession and twisted folklore, prepare for Halloween with our pick of spooky classics.

Chilling Chapters: The Best Horror Fiction of 2021

From sexy vampires to headless horsemen, many deliciously dark tales of the supernatural have been summoned this year. Here is our pick of the best.