Amy Arnold: her  novel is a portrait of motherhood, loss and mental fragility

The independent publisher And Other Stories, based in the north of England, decided to publish only female authors in 2018, prompted by a talk the aut(...)

Some of the male participants scheduled to speak at the MacGill Summer School

The theme of this year’s MacGill Summer School is “the future of Ireland in a new Europe. ” Women, you might be forgiven for thinking, will play a sig(...)

Edna O’Brien

The 2018 Hay Festival, in collaboration with The Pool, published this list of 100 books by women, including works by Iris Murdoch, Edna O’Brien, Maria(...)

Lionel Shriver. 'She wears her Ray-Bans throughout the interview, peering over the top when she’s particularly interested in my questions.' Photograph: Joel Saget/AFP/Getty

There exists online a newspaper photograph of the American novelist Lionel Shriver and her husband, the jazz drummer Jeff Williams, sitting behind a c(...)

Republican US presidential candidate Donald Trump jeers the media in front a crowd of supporters in July  in Scranton, Pennsylvania. Photograph:  John Moore/Getty Images

Richard Ford My old mentor and friend Shelby Foote used to say that a person couldn’t understand the US without understanding the American civil wa(...)

Lionel Shriver: “I love working in a form that doesn’t consume a couple of years. Ironically, low temporal risk can facilitate high-risk style and content. In a short story, you can try anything.”

Lionel Shriver has won the BBC National Short Story Award 2014 for her story Kilifi Creek. This was the third time Shriver had been shortlisted for th(...)