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Meet the Family by Charles Foster

Charles Foster, author of new non-fiction title Being A Beast, has written a short piece for our blog on trying to emulate birds and beasts...

Five things we loved this week

Our literary round-up of the last seven days

The Power of The Dog

Frances Macmillan, Senior Editor, Vintage Classics makes a compelling case for why The Power of the Dog is a book everyone should read

Book Club: Crooked Heart

Lissa Evans traces the origins of her dazzling, tragi-comic blitz-era novel

K. M. Peyton on being a writer

K. M. Peyton is the author of Wild Lily, which is released today

When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi

"A tremendous book, crackling with life, animated by wonder and by the question of how we should live. Paul Kalanithi lived and died in the pursuit of excellence, and by this testimonial, he achieved it." Gavin Francis, author of Adventures in Human Being

Thank you for helping us raise £1million

From readers to authors to publishers, we would like to thank all those who have helped us reach our £1million target for Oxfam’s Syria Crisis Appeal.

When novelist David Mark took tea with a murderer

David Mark, author of the DS McAvoy novels, spent many years as a journalist. He looks back at one terrifying case that influences his dark, disturbing thrillers – and remembers taking tea with a killer.