Terry Pratchett, who has died aged 66, was one of the most popular British authors of all time. In the modern age, only the career of JK Rowling, crea(...)

Terry Pratchett: continued to write and completed his last book, a new Discworld novel, last summer before succumbing to the final stages of Alzheimer’s disease. Photograph:  Rob Wilkins/PA Wire

Terry Pratchett, author of the Discworld comic fantasy series of novels, died on Thursday aged 66.Pratchett’s publisher, Transworld, announced the n(...)

Writer Sir Terry Pratchett has died at the age of 66. Photograph: EPA

Writer Sir Terry Pratchett has died at the age of 66, his publishers said.Larry Finlay, managing director at Transworld Publishers, said he was “deepl(...)

David Butler’s latest novel City of Dis is published by New Island.

David Butler is the author of three novels: The Last European (Wynkin de Worde 2005); The Judas Kiss (New Island 2012); City of Dis (New Island 2014);(...)

A few years ago celebrated fantasy writer Terry Pratchett declared BBC’s Doctor Who was ludicrously unrealistic and not real science fiction. Although(...)

Looking east: Maggie Gyllenhaal in The Honourable Woman, a new thriller series on BBC One

Fans of writer-director Hugo Blick’s last BBC conspiracy thriller, The Shadow Line, from 2011, know not to expect plot, characters, even exact locatio(...)

 Joseph O’Connor:  his story of a rock band’s rise from Thatcher-era London to the Hollywood Bowl has  been shortlisted for the Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize. Photograph: Eric Luke

Joseph O’Connor’s story of a rock band’s rise from Thatcher-era London to the Hollywood Bowl and John Niven’s tale of a debauched Irish novelist ha(...)

Anne of Green Gables By LM MontgomeryThis story of a red-haired orphan taken in by two elderly siblings in Canada’s Prince Edward Island has delighted(...)

Neil Gaiman: ‘I was the kid going, Why don’t weird things ever happen? And of course they were happening all the time. I just didn’t notice them.’ Photograph: Steve Black/Rex Features

When Neil Gaiman was about eight he invented a family. This fictional clan lived near his own home in the Suffolk countryside. “I heard that one of th(...)