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(...)

Lost Cat could be deemed more sentimental territory, beginning with the story of how the author rescued a stray cat in Italy and brought him to live with her in the US. Photograph: iStock

Earlier this year Daunt Books brought us a lost classic in Penelope Mortimer’s collection Saturday Lunch with the Brownings. The introduction to that (...)

Kristen Roupenian  stories offer abrasive, painfully aware accounts of relationships in turmoil.

In December 2017, Kristen Roupenian’s story Cat Person went viral after publication in the New Yorker. The 4,000-word story about lousy heterosexual s(...)

Sarah Davis-Goff. Photo by Bríd Donovan

Sarah Davis-Goff: Last Ones Left Alive (Tinder Press, publication March 7th) A girl called Orpen journeys from east to west across a post-apocalyptic (...)

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(...)

Eimear McBride is represented in the competition by her second novel ‘The Lesser Bohemians’. Photograph: Eric Luke

In keeping with the celebration of International Women’s Day, the longlist for this year’s Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction, which features writers f(...)

Jennifer Jason Leigh as Tralala in the 1989 film adaptation of Last Exit to Brooklyn, written in 1964 by Hubert Selby Jr

Tropic of Cancer (1934), Henry Miller Written during Miller’s nomadic period in Paris, Tropic of Cancer was banned on publication in the US and(...)