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Peter Carey: ‘A Long Way from Home’ is his 15th novel. Photograph: Laura Wilson

It’s outback Australia in a nutshell: 200 amateur drivers hurtling around the continent along dirt roads and corrugated tracks, crossing culverts, cre(...)

 Sally Rooney has won the 2017 ‘Sunday Times’/Peters Fraser + Dunlop Young Writer of the Year Award. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

Irish author Sally Rooney has won the 2017 Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year Award for her first novel, Conversations With Friends (Faber &am(...)

Goldie: “I prefer films that tell real-life stories: La Haine is my all-time favourite.” Photograph: Joseph Okpako/Redferns

Favourite film PT Anderson’s Inherent Vice. I like the way he explores characters from the beginning of the journey to the end of it. If you’ve seen (...)

Jane Harris: her new novel charts the perilous journey of two slave brothers from Martinique to Grenada in the 18th century

Like their beloved fictional cousin the unreliable narrator, the inadequate narrator of a novel draws the reader into a tale by forcing them to take a(...)

Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band: a bad thing. Photograph: PA/PA Wire

There are less than two months to go before we reach the 50th anniversary of Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. The race is on to pen the opening e(...)

David Bowie in his 1972 Aladdin Sane phase, one of the many personas he adopted and then discarded in his long career. Photograph: Isolar  -----------------------------------------------------

Glam is perhaps the most derided and disparaged form of rock music. Even calling it rock feels strange; it’s pure pop – sexy, sugar-coated and aimed (...)

Man Booker prize 2016 winner  Paul Beatty with his book The Sellout. Photograph: Alastair Grant/AP

As darkening clouds of disbelief continue to gather over the US, anything can now happen. We know that for certain; the great Bob Dylan insists on pre(...)

Edna O’Brien: Doesn’t think she could have written so much had she been married. Photograph: Barbara Lindberg/Rex

Edna O’Brien, once Ireland’s most scandalous woman, arrives in the lobby of the Merrion Hotel and praises a scent that she traces to an arrangement of(...)

Poetic beauty: Eoin McNamee aims not to provide glib answers but to make us re-evaluate our relationship with the act of storytelling. Photograph: Sarah Lee

‘Every writer sets their own weather,” says Eoin McNamee. If that’s the case, his is a literary landscape of storm and calamity; of real-life m(...)

Peter Swanson: ‘Goldfinger by Ian Fleming... was the first adult book I read. It was filled with sex and violence and it was a real page turner. I thought: Where can I get more books like this?’

Peter Swanson is the author of two novels, The Girl with a Clock for a Heart, and The Kind Worth Killing (Faber & Faber, £14.99). His poems, st(...)

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