The author of A Song for Issy Bradley, Carys Bray, talks about the process of getting her novel published, the reaction of readers to her characters and her advice for first time authors
The Booker-shortlisted author on her early writing struggles and the years that inspired Burnt Sugar, one of the most talked-about debuts of 2020.
His brilliant new novel Love is about what happens to friendships when time takes its toll. As he shares with Sam Parker, it was written in a time of grief – but also deep creative satisification.
In this essay from his forthcoming collection, There Are Places in the World Where Rules Are Less Important Than Kindness, titled ‘Lolita and the Blue Icarus’, Carlo Rovelli writes about Nabokov’s foray into lepidoptery – and his surprising recognition as “a scientist of real worth”.