Author Philip Roth, at home in Manhattan’s Upper West Side in January 2018. Photograph: Philip Montgomery/The New York Times

With the death of Richard Wilbur in October, Philip Roth became the longest-serving member in the literature department of the American Academy of Art(...)

‘I often take a much-talked-about book and recommend something similar but older. So for people buying Gone Girl [by Gillian Flynn], I might suggest Daphne Du Maurier’s Rebecca,’ says Bob Johnson of Dublin’s Gutter Bookshop. Above: Daphne Du Maurier

In 1934 Malcolm Cowley, literary editor of the New Republic magazine, had an idea. Having distributed copies of new books to his reviewers, he wond(...)

A first edition of ‘The Great Gatsby’ by F Scott Fitzgerald is expected to sell for $150,000 (€113,600) at a Sotheby’s auction in New York on Tuesday

The latest film adaptation of the great 20th-century American novel might have disappointed some critics but a first edition of The Great Gatsby by F (...)