Emma Donoghue’s Room was inspired by the case of Josef Fritzl, who was jailed for life for the rape and enslavement of his daughter in a cellar over 24 years and causing his son’s death. Photograph: Reuters

In the Forest by Edna O’Brien, 2002 Set in familiar O’Brien territory in the rural west of Ireland, In the Forest is based on the real-life trage(...)

Amanda Berry (right) hugs her sister Beth Serrano after being reunited in a Cleveland hospital on Monday. Photograph: AP Photo Amber Berry hugs her sister Beth Serrano after being reunited in a Cleveland hospital Monday May 6, 2013. (AP Photo/Family Handout courtesy WOIO-TV)

  Berry’s short call on Monday evening marked the end of a decade-long mystery about her vanishing and the separate disappearances of two (...)