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The Laughing Monsters by Denis Johnson

Read an extract of Denis Johnson's latest literary thriller, The Laughing Monsters,...

Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller

Read an extract from the opening of Arthur Miller's classic 1959 play Death of a Sa...

The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck

Read an extract from Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath, his classic 1939 novel about ...

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

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

Helen Sedgwick on the magic of comets

As the Perseid meteor shower lights up the skies in August, Helen Sedgwick explains som...

Anne Tyler

Lessons on life from the American novelist Anne Tyler.

Bill Bryson

What the works of Anglo-American travel writer and humourist Bill Bryson can teach us a...

Haruki Murakami

How Haruki Murakami tackles life’s big issues in his bestselling novels.

Gayle Forman

Young Adult fiction writer Gayle Forman shares her lessons on life.

Charlie Higson

What Charlie Higson's books have to say on the big topics, from love and marriage t...

Karl Ove Knausgaard

My Struggle author Karl Ove Knausgaard on life’s big issues, from love and money to dea...

Julian Barnes

Thought-provoking quotes from Man Booker Prize-winning novelist Julian Barnes, author o...

Martin Amis

Part of this development will be an intranasal formulation of ketamine to treat post-tr...

John le Carré

Exploring life’s important questions through John le Carré’s books.

John Steinbeck

A collection of beautifully illustrated quotations taken from John Steinbeck's clas...

9 funny books set in Scotland

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

A letter from Dodie Smith to Julian Barnes on the publication of his first novel, Metroland

In preparation for the publication of his first novel, Metroland, in 1980, Julian Barne...

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...

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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