‘I don’t see the point of dutiful adaptations. I want a movie to be a great piece of cinema in its own right.’ Michel Faber, author of Under The Skin

Over the past 20-odd years, Michel Faber’s writing has been anything but predictable. His first novel, Under The Skin, examined life along a remote Sc(...)

 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(...)

Hanif Kureishi: ‘You want to get more economical as you get older and get more work out quickly.’ Photograph: Getty Images

In Intimacy , Hanif Kureishi’s unflinching 1997 novel about infidelity, he wrote the followi(...)

Le Week-End
Le Week-End

A cursory glance at the promotional material for Le Week-End might persuade you that Roger Michell’s latest picture is nothing other than a shameless (...)