“Watchman,” written in the 1950s, was a first draft of “Mockingbird”. Photograph: EPA

Harper Lee’s unexpected new novel “Go Set A Watchman” has become the fastest selling book in the history of publisher HarperCollins, with more than 1.(...)

Harper Lee in 2007 when receiving the presidential medal of freedom, at the White House, Washington. Photograph: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

On the eve of the most anticipated publishing event in years – the release of Harper Lee’s novel Go Set a Watchman – comes yet another strange twist t(...)

Hillary  Clinton speaks at the sixth annual Women in the World Summit in New York on  April 23. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

It is hardly Machiavellian to state that the strongest political candidate draws the fiercest attacks. The salvos being fired at 2016 presidential con(...)

“To Kill A Mockingbird” author Harper Lee. There has been talk the author may have been left vulnerable to unscrupulous business associates since the death of her sister Alice last year. Photograph: Chip Somodevilla/Getty

The lawyer who acts for the author Harper Lee has spoken about the controversy surrounding a recently discovered sequel to To Kill a Mockingbird and t(...)

Paul Kimmage began work on Brian O’Driscoll’s autobiography only to past the work onto Mark English, who ghosted The Test. Photograph: Inpho.
The game of sports ghostwriting
  • Sport
  • November 1, 2014, 01:00

Hunter Davies published the authorised biography of the Beatles in 1968 and the football classic, The Glory Game. He’s also ghosted a few football boo(...)

More than two dozen state attorneys general have joined the US Department of Justice in suing Apple over e-books price fixing. Those states, as well as a group of consumers, are seeking up to $840 million in damages

A US appeals court has rejected Apple’s bid to delay a July trial to determine damages after the company was found to have colluded to fix the prices (...)

Doris Lessing  died peacefully at her London home in the early hours of the morning, publisher HarperCollins said in a statement. Photograph: Johnny Green/PA Wire

Nobel Prize-winning novelist Doris Lessing - one of the most important English-language writers of the late 20th century - has died aged 94, her pub(...)

A Barnes & Noble Nook e-book reader, right, and the Amazon Kindle. A federal judge has ruled that Apple conspired to raise the retail prices of e-books in violation of antitrust law, and called for a trial on damages. Photograph: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg.

A federal judge has ruled that Apple conspired to raise the retail prices of e-books in violation of antitrust law, and called for a trial on damages(...)

Apple is going to trial alone after five US publishers agreed to eliminate prohibitions on ebook wholesale discounts. Photograph: Scott Eells/Bloomberg

Apple goes to trial tomorrow in the US over allegations by federal and state authorities that it conspired with publishers to raise the price of ebook(...)