Julianne Moore  as the kind, determined divorcée in Gloria Bell

“When you complete a film it’s like like leaving a present in the livingroom and hiding behind the sofa,” Sebastián Lelio says. “You can only witness (...)

US president Donald Trump:  the US midtterm elections take place on Tuesday, November 6th. Photograph: Doug Mills/The New York Times

During the long and increasingly grim political summer of 2016, amidst the first presidential campaign for which I was back in the US after eight year(...)

Author Leni Zuma.

Given that her third novel has landed bang on the zeitgeist, it’s almost astonishing to think that Leni Zumas began writing it seven years ago. The n(...)

The best mentors can be the worst employees. Photograph: iStock

When I got back to work after the summer holidays last week, I noticed glossy posters had been plastered around the office urging people to become a m(...)

Naomi Alderman,  winner of the 2017 Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction for The Power. Photograph:Tabatha Fireman/Getty Images

Each passing day appears to confirm that dystopian terrors are no longer futuristic, they belong to the now and are, increasingly, our today. The winn(...)

 Madeleine Thien and the cover of her book, ‘Do Not Say We Have Nothing’. ‘This is a brave, bold and intelligent novel, weighty with a sense of responsibility.’ File photograph: Man Booker Prize/PA Wire

Big names and expected contenders were among the fallers as the shortlist for the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction which includes one debut novelist,(...)

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(...)

Margaret Atwood: brave commitment to exploring contemporary issues. Photograph: Damon Winter/New York Times

On a recent visit to Dublin, as part of Dún Laoghaire’s Mountains to Sea Book Festival, Margaret Atwood spoke fervently about the opportunities that d(...)