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When the TES headline 'Today's young adult fiction is robbing our teenagers of the chance to become literate adults' started its viral journey across Twitter, I was quick to click Read more...
“Grief doesn’t conform to a script, or a set of rules.” The quote above is from my debut novel, Minty, a ghost story told from the point of view of the ghost Read more...
Harry Potter writer shares publishers’ brush-offs for first Robert Galbraith novel in attempt to to inspire other authors Read more...
David Mitchell’s new novel Slade House, was just published by Random House. Mitchell’s previous books include Cloud Atlas, Bone Clocks, and The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet. He recently spoke with the novelist Irina Reyn, as well as students in the University of Pittsburgh’s Writing Program Read more...
Print is still more popular than e-books amongst readers aged 16-24, although teenagers are more likely to read e-books than their older counterparts, according to the results of a survey carried out for The Bookseller Children’s Conference Read more...
Claire North's The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August, Nnedi Okorafor's Lagoon, James Lovegrove's Age of Shiva, Neil Williamson's The Moon King and Sarah Lotz's The Three Read more...
F Scott Fitzgerald’s masterpiece, the emblematic novel of 'the American dream’, is as misunderstood as that clichéd phrase Read more...
Readers and writers often find themselves stuck in the same old genre, but would it be better to ask more of other forms? Jonathan Aldridge reflects on a very literary education, and wonders if he hasn't been missing a trick... Read more...
Join teen writers Holly Black and Sarah Rees Brennan for a gothic writing event in Newcastle. Read more...
Manchester Literature Festival started today, running 7th - 20th October. Read more...