Peter Carey: setting the record straight about the WikiLeaks founder. Photograph: Geraint Lewis/Rex

The Australian’s new novel, ‘Amnesia’, tackles hacking and activism – so why does he think ghostwriting Julian Assange’s memoir wo(...)

Viv Albertine:  a memoirist of great skill, wit and humour. Photograph: Michael Putland/Redferns

Review: This is not just a punk journal: it’s a story of femaleness, of feminism and of a fascinating life, which shows Albertine (...)

Aoife Duffin in A Girl Is a Half-formed Thing. Photograph: Fiona Morgan

To adapt Eimear McBride’s unconventional book can’t have been easy, but they’ve pulled it off

Contenders?: Anne Enright, Eimear McBride and Donal Ryan (top row); and Kevin Barry, Belinda McKeon and Jennifer Johnston (bottom row)

Eimear McBride, Jennifer Johnston and Kevin Barry are some of the names that have been suggested in response to the Arts Council’s(...)

More strings to their bows: Lioba Petrie and Karen Dervan. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw
Mash and grab

The eclectic mix you’ll hear at Kaleidoscope music nights, at Odessa in Dublin – everything from solo accordionists to saxophone q(...)

 Kate Bush performing her Before the Dawn concert at the Hammersmith Apollo in west London. Photograph: PA

Kate Bush’s live show is an arresting act of theatrical imagination and nerve – well, what else did you expect?

Leftfield: Will Arnett. Photograph: MJ Kim/Getty

The ‘Arrested Development’ star is about to hit Netflix as the hard-drinking washed-up actor BoJack Horseman

Illustration: Clare Brennan

How to Write a Book: In the conclusion to our 12-part series, agents give advice about what they look for in a book and how to att(...)

Greg Baxter. Photograph: Alan Betson Greg Baxter in Dublin: ‘Writing affords me the opportunity to be alone. I want to be reading books and writing books, and the internet, Twitter, all that stuff just distracts me.’ Photograph: Alan Betson

When writing his latest book, Munich Airport, Baxter put everything he had into it. The journey into a horrible death, scattered f(...)

More articles