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Midnight's Children by Salman Rushdie

A reading guide to one of Salman Rushdie's best known works, Midnight's Children.

9 funny books set in Scotland

In this special Burns night reading list, Scottish author James Robertson picks his fav...

10 of the best and worst journeys

It’s often said that books can take you places, and in these books the journey is the t...

Helen Dunmore: “Exposure is a novel about what is hidden and about secrets”

Author Helen Dunmore talks about the influences and secrets behind her new book, Exposure

Martin Amis reads The Pregnant Widow

Martin Amis reads an extract from The Pregnant Widow


Zadie Smith reads from her brilliant tragi-comic novel, NW

A reading from Haruki Murakami's 1Q84

Listen to Haruki Murakami's 1Q84 read by Harvill Secker editors

The Tin Drum by Gunter Grass

In 2009 Vintage published a new translation of Gunter Grass's, The Tin Drum with an...

Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk

We all know the first rule of Fight Club but have you ever read Chuck Palahniuk's e...

Number 11 by Jonathan Coe

In this extract, we meet some of the characters that feature throughout the interlinked...

Murakami's The Strange Library read by Julian Rhind-Tutt

Listen to Haruki Murakami's The Strange Library read by Julian Rhind-Tutt.

Fictional destinations you wish you could visit

One of the joys of reading is being able to travel to far off countries and magical lan...

Books to escape or enhance your family holiday

Whether you want to escape from arguing siblings and dodgy hotel decor, or you’re using...

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