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Remember the “hockey stick” graph? It featured in Al Gore’s 2006 documentary An Inconvenient Truth, revealing a spike in global temperatures over the (...)

At first glance, Luster falls into a by-now familiar category of debut novels: a young woman whose life is in a mess tells her story in a deadpan, nih(...)

This summer was supposed to be easy. The Euro 2020 football championships, followed quickly by the Tokyo Olympics, would guarantee huge television audiences for advertisers. Now they’ve gone, taking the advertising money with them.  Photograph: Toby Melville/Reuters

For many of us, the absence of live sport is already leaving a large hole in our so called lives. Yesterday I picked up a Jonathan Franzen novel that’(...)

Sally Rooney: Waterstones’ staff named Normal People as their favourite book to recommend last year. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

A good measure of a book’s success is: are booksellers tired of being asked if they have it in stock? In one south London bookshop, the owner has put (...)

Ian MacKenzie

Okay. We’ll give them Emma Bovary, Anna Karenina, Isabel Archer and Molly Bloom. And maybe some others down through the centuries. But the female voic(...)

Morgan C Babst

After a summer that saw parts of the the United States battered by multiple hurricanes, there is a timeliness to Morgan C Babst’s debut The Floating W(...)

Joshua Cohen: “I am a partisan of the parochial.” Photograph: Danny Ghitis/The New York Times

Listening to Joshua Cohen, you quickly begin to see how the 37-year-old has managed to publish half a dozen novels and a few collections of stories – (...)

Lisa Ko: fearless in presenting protagonists who are far from sympathetic at times

 “I want you to know that you were wanted. I decided: I wanted you.” At the heart of Lisa Ko’s stunning debut novel The Leavers is a mother-son r(...)

Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

When Walt Bettinger, chief executive of Charles Schwab, is thinking about hiring someone, he invites them out to breakfast. He arrives early, takes th(...)

German writerJenny Erpenbeck. Photograph:  Andree/ullstein bild via Getty

Readers and book stores everywhere will be excited by the 160-title strong announcement of the 2016 long list for the Dublin International Literary(...)

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